Various academic disciplines have different citation styles they choose to use for any number of reasons. This leads to young researchers encountering a number of differing citation styles they are unfamiliar with. In different courses, you may hear mention of MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and so on and so on. Many of the databases the library uses list up to nine different citation formats. It can all be very confusing. Have no fear! With a little help from us and a little practice, you will not only be a Research Genius, but a Citation Genius as well.
The following modules deal with the three most common citation formats you will encounter as a student at Georgetown College: Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), and Chicago Manual of Style. Come on and let’s start getting our commas and periods in the right place.