Whenever you quote, paraphrase, summarize, or otherwise use the work of someone else, you are required to cite your source. Failing to do so constitutes a form of cheating known as plagiarism, which is a violation of the RCC Academic Integrity Policy. Always consult your instructor for class-specific requirements for citing your sources. On this page APA Style, MLA Style, Citation Tutorials, Citation Builders, and Need Help?
APA citation is primarily used by disciplines in the business, social science, health, and education fields. The new 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October 2019. Some instructors may still be using the 6th edition (examples below). Please consult your instructor if you are unsure which edition to use.
English and many other disciplines within the humanities use the MLA citation format.