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Library

Citing Sources

Always check with your instructor to determine the preferred citation style for your class.

A Pocket Style Manual (the “Hacker guide”) is on reserve in the library.

MLA Style

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style is typically used when writing papers for English, philosophy, and some other humanities.

  • MLA 7 examples of works commonly cited at Lake Forest College and not shown in the Hacker Pocket Style Manual—includes MS Word formatting tips for page numbers, hanging indents, etc.

    Note: The FIYS required edition of A Pocket Style Manual (also referred to as “the Hacker guide”) and some College instructors are still using MLA 7.
  • MLA 8 guide from EasyBib/Chegg 
  • MLA 8 examples—includes MS Word formatting tips for page numbers, hanging indents, etc.
  • MLA 8 guide from the OWL at Purdue

APA Style

APA (American Psychological Association) Style is typically used when writing for psychology and other social sciences, as well as the sciences.

Chicago Style

Chicago Style is often used for history, economics, art history, or other papers requiring footnotes.