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Help for Students

Start here for basic information on the STLCC Libraries and where to ask for help.

What Style?

Check with your instructor for requirements for a particular assignment.

  • At STLCC the MLA (Modern Language Association) citation style is used in most English and Communications classes.
  • The APA (American Psychological Association) style is used in Nursing, Psychology, and many Social Sciences and Teacher Education classes. 

MLA (Modern Language Association)

APA (American Psychological Association)

Chicago (Chicago Manual of Style)

AMA (American Medical Association)

Why Cite?

Why cite?

Citing your sources helps you keep track of them for your own use, and it allows readers to track down your original sources. In this way you are adding to the scholarly conversation.

Citing sources gives your work credibility.  It shows you have not stolen someone else's ideas or research (plagiarism.)  It also indicates you have produced a work of scholarship.  Using legitimate sources and crediting them properly demonstrates academic integrity.

Related Guides

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000