When you write an academic work you should pay attention to many details, such as heading and subheading style, references, quotations, spacing, in-text citations and bibliography and so on. As usual, all these elements are closely connected under one title - citation style. What is a citations style in general? A citation style - is the collection of rules the author should strictly follow while academic work writing.
The quantity of citation style isn`t too large but they have different features and formatting principles. This guide is intended to help the novice author with going deep into this topic and describe all distinctive features of each style.
The main citation styles are APA, MLA, Turabian, CSE etc. They are used mainly for different academic works formatting and have they own features and principles of quotations and references construction.
All citation styles were created with one purpose - to separate academic works from each other with different ways of formatting and thereby make a border between various sciences. The creators of these styles are different scientific organizations which required some specific features of documents formatting. Now all these styles are used for research works, articles and publications formatting and any student can find a guide to any style he needs.
As usual your supervisor should indicate the citation style he wants to see in concrete research paper or essay. So, let`s start with...