APA = American Psychological Association, use for Social Sciences courses
MLA = Modern Language Association, use for General and Literature courses
Turabian = modified Chicago Manual Style, use for Religion and Christian Ministry courses
Citing Electronic Resources
Electronic resources should have the standard citation elements of author, title, source, publication date. If the citation consists of just a web address, it is not correct.
Crucial Elements Unique to Electronic Resources:
- URL (http://……..)
- Retrieved date (date the material was accessed via the Internet)
Key: If you can’t find the material on the Internet using the information in the citation, it is probably not correct.
- Wikipedia or other encyclopedia: May be useful, but not appropriate to cite for college level papers.
- Address Endings: Addresses ending in .com (commercial), .net (network provider), .org (non-profit organization) should be scrutinized more that those ending in .edu (educational institution) and in .gov (U.S. government).