When writing a formal research paper, it is necessary and important to reference any information source that you used both within your paper and on a Works Cited page at the end of the paper. 

The purpose of this is:
  • to give credit to your sources in order to avoid plagiarism (taking credit for another's ideas and/or research)
  • to allow the reader to go to your source if they would like more information on the topic

MLA vs APA: WHICH FORMAT DO I USE?

At NHS, we use the MLA (Modern Language Association) format. This style is most commonly used within the liberal arts and humanities. 

* In college or AP Psychology, you may encounter the need to use the APA (American Psychological Association) format. Please see the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University to see any variations in formatting.


CREATING A WORKS CITED PAGE




ONLINE TOOLS FOR CREATING CITATIONS




Cite This For Me (by Harvard University)


CITING SOURCES WITHIN YOUR PAPER