Citation & Style Guides

Citing Sources
Overview & FAQ

The UCWbL's guides on AP, APA, Chicago, and MLA style focus on the how-to and why of each style, including

  • information about the origins of each style guide
  • discussion about the particular values and beliefs about knowledge that are explicit or implicit in each guide
  • instructions on how to create properly formatted in-text citations and bibliographic entries
  • notable conventions each guide provides for writing

About Our Citation & Style Guides

Our Citation & Styles resources help writers to value the intellectual property of other writers through the attribution of ideas and knowledge and properly citing their works, consistent with the DePaul University code of Academic Integrity.

The content in this section reflects our day-to-day work with writers in Workshops, peer tutoring in the Writing Center, in course-specific writing supported by the Writing Fellows Program, and in UCWbL resources for faculty.

In the spirit of our Core Belief 5, "all writers, no matter how accomplished, can improve their writing by sharing works in progress and revising through constructive criticism," we welcome feedback about these guides via email or via Twitter or Facebook.

AP Stylebook
APA Style
The Chicago Manual
of Style Online
The MLA Style