The information provided in this guide is based on well-established, trusted sources, but the actual style guides are considered the authorities for citation and formatting rules and are available in the library.
What is a citation?
Citations contain detailed information about the sources you use for your research. There are a variety of styles used for presenting this information, the most popular at GRCC being MLA and APA. Please consult your professor if you have any question about which style you are to use. Regardless of which style you use, there are two basic types of citations:
The specific information you use in your paper or presentation depends on the citation style being used and the source of the information. Citations usually include the following, but consult the specific MLA and APA tabs above for more complete information:
Why use citations?