When creating and compiling citations, make sure you know:
Parts of a citation for a book:
Depending on your field of study, the citation styles vary. MLA stands for the Modern Language Association, which is used for the humanities such as literature and history. APA is the style for the American Psychological Association and is used by the social sciences and education.
Many others such as the American Medical Association, American Chemical Association and many others have their own styles. However, for the purposes of undergraduates, APA and MLA are the most common styles used.
Many style manuals are available in print in the various libraries on campus. Search Mirlyn to find ones of interest.