Citation Help

Most teachers ask that you use the most recent Modern Language Association's (MLA) citation style.  If you are doing something for a science class, check with your teacher on what citation style to use; occasionally a teacher will prefer that you use the American Psychological Association's style (APA).

ASK YOUR TEACHER FIRST if they have some helpful guides--many of them already have samples written up of how they want to see commonly used resources cited.  If they don't, they usually will give you a place to look, either in print or online. 

If you like to see it in print, the English Department uses Write Source: A book for writing, thinking and learning as its how-to manual.  This will take you through the whole writing process, with examples along the way, including how to cite your sources.  The library has copies of this as well, so if you need to see a copy of the book, check in the TLC.

If you prefer to see it online, the English Department generally recommends using the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Are you using any of the databases Camden provides access to?  When you find an article you like, many of them have a link on the page somewhere that says "cite this article".  By clicking  this link, you can have the database provide the appropriate style (MLA or APA) citation.  Many teachers recommend copying and pasting the citations provided in this way into a separate Google Doc so that you have all the information in one place for creating your bibliography later on.

A helpful (short!) video about citing any Britannica resource: