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Use the menu below to review the basic elements of documentation styles:

Lists of sources

As mentioned in the section on parenthetical references above, references in the text of a paper must work in conjunction with an appended list of sources.

Documentation styles have different names for these lists; the MLA calls it "Works Cited," while the APA designates it simply "References."

Each documentation style establishes strict rules for the construction and formatting of the list of sources. In fact, a large proportion of the manual for each style is devoted to these rules and examples of them.

The Writing Center Documentation style pages provide the basic rules for each style, with examples you can follow.


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