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Citations and Avoiding Plagiarism

Citation Styles

The main styles used at Seton Hall are MLA, APA, and Chicago. We encourage the use of the citation tools to the left, or others like Citation Machine, but you must ALWAYS check your citations. Understanding the rules of each style will help with this.

APA (American Psychological Association) - used in the social sciences

Chicago Manual of Style - used in the humanities and social sciences

  • Recommended - Purdue OWL Chicago Style - Includes a tutorial for citing in Chicago style as well as sample papers and bibliographies.
  • Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition - (Call number: Reference - IN LIBRARY USE ONLY Z253 .U69 2010 .)

MLA (Modern Language Association) - used in literature and the humanities 

  • Recommended - Purdue OWL MLA Style - Includes a tutorial for citing in MLA style as well as sample papers and bibliographies.
  • Recommended - The MLA Style Center - Official MLA style site, containing tutorials and other FAQ's. Updated for MLA 8th edition.
  • MLA Handbook - 8th ed. - Reference - IN LIBRARY USE ONLY  LB2369 .G53 2016)