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Family and Consumer Sciences

Starting Point

This online resource is a great starting point for how to cite sources in the most commonly used styles.

Always consult with your professor to determine which style you should use for any paper or project.  For citation help, ask for assistance at the library reference desk or the Meredith College Learning Center.

Online Citation Creators

Many research databases such as EBSCO and ProQuest offer "cite this item" features, which generate citations in the most popular styles (MLA, APA, etc.) for any source that you find. You can then copy-paste these directly into your papers.

WARNING: Be sure to double-check these citations against the rules for proper style, since they are NOT always accurate.

APA Style Citations (7th edition)

APA Style involves parenthetical citations within the paper, plus a reference list at the end of the paper.

Annotated Sample Paper

The American Psychological Association (APA) has created a sample paper that includes explanations of the elements and formatting in APA 7th ed.