The APA Citation Style is often used for classes in the sciences and health fields. The MLA Citation Style is the other common format, usually used in the humanities. See the MLA citations guide for more information.
The formats in this guide are based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Questions? Ask a librarian, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (see above), or visit the APA Style Blog.
NOTE: The Publication Manual does not cover every single situation. If you find that you have a source not listed in the Publication Manual or the APA Style Blog, APA suggests that you create a Frankenreference, or mashup of necessary elements from the formats most relevant to your source. However, this should be a last resort. Most of the sources you'll use at Butler will have a standard reference format.