There are many, many citation styles for papers, and no one is an expert in all of them. In fact, very few people are expert in any of them. What is more important than mastering any one citation style is knowing where you can find information about the one you need. In college writing, MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association) are two of the most common styles. In 2009, both styles were updated. The Writing Center has the new manuals, so feel free to stop in and talk with us about the changes and updates. There are also some links below that may prove helpful.
Research and Documentation Online A resource from Diana Hacker and Bedford St. Martin's. Includes information and examples of APA, MLA, CSE (Council of Science Editors), and Chicago styles. An excellent site.
APA style: A tutorial from the American Psychological Association itself.
APA style A page from Purdue's Online Writing Laboratory that does have the most recent changes for APA.
APA style: A helpful video that walks you through formatting your paper--running head, page numbers, etc.
Witt Communication Style: The style guide followed by the Communication Department at Wittenberg.
Turabian A page from the University of Georgia on Turabian.
ACS Format A page from Williams College on the American Chemical Society guidelines.
Knight Cite An online tool designed to help with MLA/APA/CHICAGO styles, from Calvin College.
APSA The American Political Science Association manual is now online; click on the link on this page to download a copy.
ASA From Buffalo State, a handout on the American Sociological Association.