Q. What citation style should I use?
Different disciplines use different citation styles that reflect how research is done within the discipline. For example MLA style is commonly use in English while APA is used in Psychology.
It's best to ask your professor what style they'd like you to use. If you have a choice, you may want to use either MLA or APA as they are the most commonly used styles by undergraduate students.
Common Citation Styles
MLA: English and Humanities
APA: Psychology and Social Sciences
Chicago (Notes and Bibliography): Humanities
Chicago (Author-Date): Social Sciences
Turabian: All disciplines (Typically only used by undergraduate students)
APS: Exercise Science
CSE: Biology and other Sciences