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Different citation formats are used by different academic disciplines. Professors will often require a particular format, but if they have no preference these guidelines may be helpful:
- APA - psychology, education, and other social sciences
- MLA - literature, arts, and humanities
- Turabian - designed for college students to use with all subjects
- Chicago - used with all subjects in the "real world" by books, magazines, newspapers and other non-scholarly publications
RefWorks Fast Facts
RefWorks is subscription tool that the library pays for. All UC Merced students, faculty and staff can create an account. RefWorks helps you:
- Export citations from library databases and websites
- Generate in-text citations
- Create bibliographies
- Share references with others
- Communicate with software like Microsoft Word
Citation Styles & Disciplines
Each discipline has a preferred citation style. Various websites point to the desired citation style for each discipline.