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Creating citations

To document your research, use the citation format that has been established for your discipline. Style manuals explain these formats in detail. The most common formats are:

MLA for the arts and humanities
Style manual: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
APA for the social and behavioral sciences and medicine
Style manual: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Scientific journals have their own formats, which you find by examining an issue of the particular journal.

“Chicago” is an all-purpose citation format, developed at the University of Chicago.  Its style manual is The Chicago Manual of Style.  “Turabian” is a simplified Chicago format, named for Kate Turabian, who developed it and wrote its style manual, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers.

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