Citation style refers to the rules and conventions established for documenting sources used in research papers. Citation style requires both in-text citations and a reference list (i.e. bibliography). For every in-text citation, there should be a full citation in the reference list and vice versa.
CRC Library has three citation style handouts to help students understand how to document and cite the sources they use for their research papers. Since different instructors will require or prefer a specific citation style, students should ask their instructors which citation style they should use before completing their assignment.
MLA Style Guidelines
This style is established by the Modern Language Association. In April 2016, the Modern Language Association issued an 8th edition of their MLA Handbook. The CRC Library currently offers citation style handouts for the 7th edition and 8th edition linked below. Printed copies of the 8th edition handout may be found at the Library. Students and faculty are encouraged to check out our online guide for more details about MLA Style citations.
APA Style Guidelines
This style is established by the American Psychological Association.
Chicago Style Guidelines
This style is established by the University of Chicago Press.
Course reserves are required textbooks, readings, and other materials that are used in a class. Faculty are encouraged to donate a copy of their required textbooks and other course materials to the library to help their students have access to the required course materials to succeed in their classes.
When placing an item on Reserve, download, fill out and print the Reserve Request Form. Attach it to the item you want to place on Reserve before dropping it off at the library's Circulation Desk.
Donate to the Cosumnes River College Friends of the Library fund and help support special library services, such as purchasing required textbooks for students to use in the Course Reserves collection. Please make your tax-deductible contribution payable to CRC Friends of the Library. Gift donors who wish to receive an acknowledgement letter should fill out the Friends of the CRC Library form.
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