APA, MLA, Harvard, Vancouver, ASA

There are two main reasons you are required to cite your sources when doing an assignment for class:

  1. To give credit for words or ideas belonging to another author (failure to do this can result in a failing grade and other negative consequences)
  2. So that your instructor can verify your work

These guides will help you identify the basic elements of a citation for the most common types of materials.

MLA Style

Vancouver Style