You get your research assignment from your professor and they require that you cite your sources. Maybe they want you to use APA or MLA, or some other style like Chicago or Vancouver. What does this really mean?
Citing your sources...
When should you cite?
All academic disciplines use citations, but, they don't all make them the same way. Different citation styles have basically the same information in them, but different disciplines care about different things or use certain materials more frequently.
Three of the most commonly used citations styles are...
1. MLA: Used in English and other Humanities classes
2. APA: Used in the Natural, Health, and Social Sciences
3. Chicago/Turbian: Used in History and Journalism
Check out the different citation styles below! Each piece of the citation uses the same color to illustrate that citations are different ways of organizes and formatting the same pieces.
Author: Roberto G. Gonzales, Nando Sigona, Edelina Muñoz Burciaga, Kara Cebulko, and Alexis Silver
Title: Navigating DACA in Hospitable and Hostile States
Journal: American Behavioral Scientist
Volume and Issue numbers: Volume 60 Issue 13
Publication Year: 2016
Page numbers: 1553-1574
Gonzales, Roberto G, Sigona, Nando, Burciaga, Edelina Muñoz, Cebulko, Kara, & Silver, Alexis. (2016). Navigating DACA in Hospitable and Hostile States. American Behavioral Scientist, 60(13), 1553-1574.
Gonzales, Roberto G, Sigona, Nando, Burciaga, Edelina Muñoz, Cebulko, Kara, and Silver, Alexis. "Navigating DACA in Hospitable and Hostile States." American Behavioral Scientist 60, no. 13 (2016): 1553-574.
Gonzales, Roberto G, et al. “Navigating DACA in Hospitable and Hostile States.” American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 60, no. 13, 2016, pp. 1553–1574.