Citing Sources

How to cite your sources in MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, or SBL format.

Citation Styles

There are several different citation styles or formats that are used at Cairn University. 

The styles used are listed below:

  • MLA: Modern Language Association; style most commonly used for undergraduate work
  • APA: American Psychological Association; style is recommended for graduate studies
  • Chicago/Turabian: style is most commonly used in graduate work in the humanities
  • SBL: Society of Biblical Literature; style most commonly used within Biblical Theological Studies

If you do not know which format to use check your syllabus or ask your professor.