The most commonly used documentation styles for citing sources are APA (American Psychological Association), MLA (Modern Language Association), and the Chicago Style. Your professor will indicate which one you are to use for your assignments. Documenting the work of others is critical to the scholarly process and essential to avoid plagiarism. Read about the consequences of plagiarism in the Dominican College Statement of Academic Integrity.
- American Psychological Association (APA) style (Purdue OWL)
- Modern Language Association (MLA) style (Purdue OWL)
- Chicago Manual of Style
Citation Management Tools
If you need help choosing and using a citation tool, contact a librarian. To learn about and get help citing sources, make an appointment with the Academic Success Center (ASC), located in the lower-level of Rosary Hall.