How can Plagiarism be Avoided? Citation Styles

Citation style is dependent on the kind of information you are using, the class you are taking, and the preference of the professor. Some common citation styles are:

  • Modern Language Association (MLA): used in English & modern languages
  • American Psychological Association (APA): used in the social sciences
  • Chicago: used in the humanities
  • Turabian: used in the humanities and social sciences
  • American Management Association (AMA): used in business
  • Bluebook - used in law
  • Vancouver: used in medical and science journals

Ask your professor which citation style to use in your work. Connect to other citation style guides.