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Citation and Style Guides: APA Style

Some of the most frequently used citation formats are APA, Chicago, and MLA styles.

APA Style

For specific details and examples on citing sources within a paper and on creating a Works Cited page, mouseover the "APA Style" tab above and choose the appropriate subpage.

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Non-English Reference Books

When citing a non-English reference work, use the original title followed by the English translation of the title in brackets.

Example: 

Kluge, Friedrich. (2002). Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (24th ed.). Berlin, Germany: de Gruyter.

Capitalization in Foreign Language Titles

When adding a title that is in a foreign languge, follow these basic rules regardless of citation style:

For German, capitalize the first word and all nouns.

For French, capitalize THROUGH the first noun in the title.

For Italian and other languages, capitalize just the first word.

(NOTE: Always capitalize all proper nouns.)