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Honors College Research

Citation Brief Guide

Citation Help

  1. Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
  2. Ask your professor about the required citation style.
  3. Consult the appropriate tab.

Each citation should answer the questions:

  • Who wrote the material you are using?
  • What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
  • Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
  • If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?

Citation Styles

There are a variety of style guides or rules for crediting outside sources. Click the icons below for in-depth guides for the three most common citation styles used at Lone Star College. Different subject areas tend to have preferred style guides. 

APA Style, 7th edition

Preferred by Speech, Psychology, STEM, and Health Science fields

MLA Style, 8th edition

Preferred by English and Humanities fields

Chicago Style

Chicago Style, 17th edition

Preferred by History and Social Science fields

 

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