Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Virtual Library

Citation Style

Citing your sources ... necessary but often tedious.  There are many different "citation styles" (ie: sets of rules for documenting your sources and formatting your paper), but the major two you'll likely encounter are MLA (Modern Languages Association) and APA (American Psychological Association).  Different academic disciplines usually use one or the other (example: English goes MLA, Psychology goes APA).

The databases have citation makers, but they're often wrong (sometimes horribly so). Make sure you use  reliable cheat sheets or citation generators (see below).

MLA (Modern Languages Association) Citation

APA (American Psychological Association) Citation

dividerFAIRFIELD CAMPUS
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534
(707) 864-7000
dividerVACAVILLE CENTER
2001 North Village Parkway
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 863-7836
dividerVALLEJO CENTER
545 Columbus Parkway
Vallejo, CA 94591
(707) 642-8188
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE
530 Hickam Ave., Bldg. 249
Travis Air Force Base, CA 94535
(707) 424-2431