Basic Citation Questions
As a Peer Reference Assistant, we don't expect you to be an expert in citation styles. However, you should know where to find information so you can provide your peers with some basic assistance if you're asked.
The librarians here at Penfield have put together a research guide on citing sources, available here: Citing Sources Research Guide Please familiarize yourself with the basics of citing sources. In addition to making you better at your job as a Peer Reference Assistant, it will help you with your own assignments as well!
The Most Common Citation Styles
APA - The APA style of citation building was developed by the American Psychological Association and is commonly used in the disciplines of education, business, and the social and behavioral sciences.
- Penfield Library's APA Style Guide
Chicago - The Chicago style of citation is widely used in the publishing industry and most commonly used for citing sources for history courses at SUNY Oswego.
- Penfield Library's Chicago Style Guide (Notes & Bibliography)
- Penfield Library's Chicago Style Guide (Author-Date)
MLA - The MLA style of citation building was developed by the Modern Language Association and is commonly used in the humanities.