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Citation and Documentation Guide

Guidelines and examples of citing information using MLA, APA, and other formats.

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General Guidelines

  • Remember that information on the Internet might be removed or moved to another site when you try to find it later. It is a good practice to save the material you wish to use for your research.
  • Refer to a printed source, if available. Many Internet sources originated from print sources.
  • Find out from your professor which style format s/he prefers. The most commonly used styles at St. Mary's University are MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association).

*Disclaimer: There is not complete agreement among the guides presently available in citing electronic sources. These examples are simply provided as a guideline. Whichever format you follow, make sure that you are consistent throughout your work.

More Guidelines

  • Double-space entire list, both between and within entries on the Works Cited Page.
  • Entries must be alphabetized by author or, if there is no author, by title.
  • Use reverse indentation (hanging indent) for all entries.

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