You have lots of options when it comes to choosing a citation style. In many cases, your professor will tell you which style is preferred for your class or assignment. Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago), and American Psychological Association (APA) are the three styles most frequently used by students at The Claremont Colleges.
In general, citation styles vary by discipline:
The Purdue Owl provides guides for
Additionally, the complete Chicago Manual of Style Online is available to Claremont Colleges students, faculty and staff.
If you need to cite legal documents or government publications, or just understand the citations you find, the following guides will help.
Citation managers "are programs that collect records or citations from research databases (indexes, catalogs, etc.) that you can then organize for your research projects. They also help you cite your research by creating bibliographies, citations, and footnotes automatically."
Why should I use a citation manager?