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Citation Styles: Citations

How to use APA, MLA & other citation styles to document research

Citation Generators

Getting Citations from a Database

Almost all of the databases you will find through Ritz Research Guides have easy, built-in citation tools for APA, MLA and other citation styles. Once you have clicked on an article title, look for an icon or link that says "Cite" or "Citation Tools" or "Cite this item", commonly located along the right side or top of the screen.

APA Guidance

APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. Use the following printable sheets (PDF format)  for a brief overview of various elements of APA style.

MLA Guidance

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. Use these printable sheets (PDF format) for a brief overview of various elements of MLA Style.

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Annotated Bibliographies

What is an annotated bibliography?

An "annotation" is a summary or brief description of a source. When your instructor is asking for an annotated bibliography, they want a list of the sources with brief descriptions or summaries of those sources.

The links below will take you to online documents with detailed instructions on how to create an annotated bibliography.