Not sure what citation format you should use for an assignment? While your professor may give a clear requirement for a paper, other classes (like English 302) sometimes ask you to find this out on your own.
Citation styles can vary between disciplines, and several are used in art and design scholarship:
If you're not sure which to use, look at what citation styles are used in journals or magazines in your discipline.
One you’ve identified the right style for your discipline, you can use the resources on the Mason Writing Center’s website to help write and manage your citations.
Use Zotero to generate accurate citations and quick bibliographies. Get started with these videos:
Do you need a specialized citation style beyond APA, Chicago, or MLA? Check out Zotero's Style Repository for specialized formats.
The Libraries provide workshops to get you started using Zotero. Check the workshop calendar for times and locations.
Need more citation help? Check out the Purdue Online Writing Lab for assistance with citing APA, MLA and Chicago.
The Writing Center offers free writing support to Mason students, faculty and staff. Accomplished graduate and undergraduate students provide face-to-face tutoring, online tutoring, and workshops. They work with writers through all stages of the writing process from brainstorming and organizing to revising and polishing. To meet with a Writing Center tutor please schedule a virtual or face-to-face appointment.
ESL students who would like additional assistance can apply for the Writing Center's Opt-In Program.