Cite resources with ease!
There are two main citation styles used in engineering writing. American Psychological Association (APA) style and Modern Language Association (MLA) style are accepted formats for referencing sources. These styles govern both text references - parenthetical citations that immediately follow the text being referenced within a document - and the reference list at the end of the document. Your professor, or institution should be able to identify which citation style is desirable to be used in your document.
Tip: Microsoft Word (2007 and newer) will automatically insert properly formatted in-text citations and bibliography information. Just use the "References" tab and start by clicking "Manage Sources" to begin entering resource information.
For those of you citing your resources the old fashioned way, here are examples of the most commonly used citations in APA format for:
Or visit, http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/, for additional information and more examples using both techniques.
Examples of in-text citations using APA format:
Examples of how to create a bibliography using APA format:
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