Communication 4074: Citations

This guide is intended to support the research needs of upper level Communication students.

Citation Style Guides & Info

APA, or the American Psychological Association, uses one of the most well-known citation styles.  Detailed information about using this style is available in the APA Style Guide (shown below), but you can also find information on the web about using the APA style:

MLA, or the Modern Language Association, provides another well-known citation style, used frequently within the Liberal Arts and Humanities. Detailed information is available in the MLA style guide, whose call number and library location is listed on the MLA webpage below, but you can also find information online about using MLA style:

Understanding Citations

For the assignment in this class, you need to be able to both understand how to read citations and create citations.  You'll be creating citations according to any major citation style --see the information at the left for how to do this.

However, as you read through sources and try to use their references or bibliographies in order to find additional articles, you'll be coming across a lot of different citation styles.  Citation styles, while they may look different, all contain the same basic information, as demonstrated in the diagram of a journal article citation below:



If you're looking for a journal article described in a particular citation, you can use its citation information to search for the full text.  See the box below for more information about this!

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