A variety of styles are available for creating references to cited literature, both in-text references and full citations in the bibliography or list of references at the end of a paper.
Select the style that matches the general discipline:
APA -- social sciences, psychology
MLA -- humanities, arts
Chicago/Turabian -- multidisciplinary
CSE -- science and medicine
Other styles -- anthropology, government publications
Remember, any time you use an author's ideas, you will need to cite the source to give them credit. Not sure when to cite? This short guide will help.