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What are APA, MLA, Turabian, & Chicago? How do I apply a citation style to my paper?
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Why use a citation style?

The key to citing any source is to:

  1. be consistent in style and format;
  2. have a clear and neat format;
  3. present sufficient information for a reader to identify and find the work or cited passage;
  4. NOT make up your own rules.

For citing material from the Web, two additional pieces of information are usually needed:

  1. the electronic address or URL of the site (e.g. http://...)
  2. the date you accessed the site or database

Note: American University Library, "Know Which Style to Use-Overview," Citation Style Guide,, (accessed 16 March 2013).

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