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COMP 100: Computers: Their Impact and Use

Common Citation Styles

MLA Style is maintained by the Modern Language Association, and is mostly used in the language arts, cultural studies, and other humanities disciplines.

The current version is MLA 9th edition, although the MLA 8th edition is still in common usage. If your assignment doesn't specify which edition to use, check with your professor. 

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APA Style is maintained by the American Psychological Association, and is mostly used in the social sciences.

The current version is APA 7th edition, although the APA 6th edition is still used occasionally. If your assignment doesn't specify which edition to use, check with your professor. 

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Chicago Style, based on the Chicago Manual of Style or CMOS, is mostly used in literature, history, and the arts. It is also sometimes referred to as Turabian Style.

The current version of Chicago Style is Chicago 17th edition. If your assignment doesn't specify which edition to use, check with your professor. 

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IEEE Style (pronounced “I-triple-E”) is maintained by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and is mostly used in computer science, information technology, and engineering.

IEEE Style Resources:

Citation Managers

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