Observe these general guidelines no matter which style guide you use.
- Footnotes and bibliographic citations credit the author and enable the reader to locate source material. As you compile and cite references, be sure to observe a consistent style -- that is, don't mix APA-style citations with MLA-style references.
- Complete citations to online or electronic resources are also required in the same manner as for printed sources.
- Be sure to check your syllabus or ask your professor which style guide is appropriate and/or required for your paper.