APA (American Psychological Association) is the preferred citation style for many academic disciplines at Xavier. However, there are many other citations styles: MLA, Chicago, Blue Book, Vancouver, etc. A citation style dictates not only how you cite references in your bibliography, but also how you create in-text citations within the body of your paper. In addition, a citation style may specify how your paper is organized, your margins, your titles and subtitles, running headers, footers, graphs, tables, images, etc. It is recommended that you purchase a print copy of the style manual used for most of your papers.
You may use RefWorks or some other bibliographic management tool to generate your Works Cited, References, or Bibliography. Even if you use one of these this time-saving tools, you will need to check all of your references and make sure they are in the correct citation style format.
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