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Welcome to the Citations guide. If you want to learn how to format citations for your paper or project, you are in the right place. Your instructor should have indicated which style he or she would like you to use. If you are not sure, be sure to ask your instructor. Click on the appropriate tab to see examples and guidance on how to format citations according to the style you will be using. The following styles will be covered in this guide:

APA 6th Edition Style

APA 7th Edition Style

Chicago Manual of Style

CSE Style

MLA Style

Please contact a librarian if you have any questions about formatting citations after reviewing this guide. Visit the library, call us, or send us a chat message during open hours.

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