When you use someone else's words or ideas in your papers, you should create In-text citations (within the paper) and References list citations (at the end of the paper). Each In-text citation should lead to a References list citation, and each References list citation should come from an In-text citation.
American Psychological Association Style
Use the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) for further help with citing your sources.
Use the Purdue OWL APA Formatting and Style Guide templates to put together your References list citations:
Use the APA Style website or take the Basics of APA Style tutorial for help with putting together your citations and formatting your literature review. Read through the short blog entry The Proper Use of Et Al in APA Style for explanations and examples of how to handle in-text and Reference List citations for various numbers of authors.
Modern Language Association (MLA) Style
Use the Purdue OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide templates to put together your Works Cited page citations:
Use the MLA Style Manual (3rd ed.) for further help with citing your sources.
Use the Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide to cite and format your papers in Chicago style.
American Sociological Association (ASA) Style
Use the American Sociological Association Style Guide (5th edition) to correctly cite your sources and format your research paper.
Use the American Sociological Association's Quick Tips ASA Style Sheet for:
Use the Purdue OWL American Sociological Association (ASA) Formatting and Style Guide templates to put together your ASA In-Text and References Page citations: