. In writing an essay or a paper in general, how do you cite? Citing a source can be done in two ways: (1) through in-text citation, or (2) through a works cited list, references page, or a bibliography. The citation style will vary depending on the prescribed referencing method. Some of the commonly used citation styles includeAPA 5th,MLA, and Chicago/Turabian. Knowing
your sources of information does not only give credibility to your arguments and your paper in general. More importantly, it prevents you from becoming guilty of plagiarism. The proper citing of sources is academically appropriate and ethical, since the lack of proper attribution amounts to stealing somebody elses ideas.