Style Guides, Citations, and Bibliographies

Formatting Papers: There are several different styles for writing academic papers. Usually, you will be required to format your paper and provide citations according to a particular style guide, often corresponding to the style guide required by a discipline or area of study. For a brief comparison of commonly used style guides, with links to color coded examples of each, see Citation Style for Research Papers from Long Island University, and Citation Help from SUNY New Paltz Sojourner Truth Library for tips and tools. For additional help with your papers, see the resources and assistance offered by the Center for Academic Development and Learning (Tutoring Center) website.

Note: In all cases, your instructor is the ultimate authority as to the proper style and citation form required in a course. Ask you instructor if you have any questions about what format or style guidelines apply for particular assignments in the class.


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