Students have many questions about citing sources, and University at Albany librarians are happy to provide guidance. We can assist by helping you to determine the type of source to be cited, providing a guide to the citation style, and indicating the most relevant section/example. Because citations are often graded, we can not create or format the citation for you, nor can we correct a list of citations.
Citing sources is an important part of academic writing. To learn more, review our tutorials on when and why to cite sources, and Plagiarism 101.
Different disciplines use different citation styles. Organizations that have developed citation styles publish a style guide, or manual, which details the guidelines and requirements of formatting documents and citing sources in that particular style, and provide examples. Two of the most frequently used citation styles are those from the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Modern Language Association (MLA).
Don't see your citation style listed here? Consult with a librarian for more information.
To create citations for your paper, follow these steps: