There are many different "styles" you may choose from when citing sources. MLA (Modern Language Association), Chicago, and APA (American Psychological Association) are the three most common styles. Your professor will probably tell you which style is he or she would like you to use.
For detailed examples and helpful resources for each of the different citation styles, visit our Citing Your Sources guide.
You may also want to think about using RefWorks, a tool called a 'citation manager' that helps you collect, and then create, citations. Click here for a guide to getting started, or just log in to RefWorks.
Dinand Library also has recent editions of style manuals in the Main Reading Room. These manuals include more detailed information about each style, and examples of both citing and correctly formatting your papers.