There are an infinite number ways of formatting a paper, and there are still a large number of paper formal styles. Most formatting styles handle citations within the text, endnotes/footnotes, and the works cited page. Some of the most notable styles include APA, Chicago and MLA.
For Ms. Connolly's class, you will only use APA style.
There are programs that will help you keep track of your citations and format them appropriately for you.
Endnote and Refworks are paid software that we use through a University Library license. Zotero is free software.
There is a libguide on navigating Refworks.
This is a tutorial from Golden Gate University's University Library explaing how to properly cite books using APA style.
This is a tutorial from Golden Gate University's University Library explaining how and when to use in-text citations in APA style.
This is a tutorial from Golden Gate University's University Library explaining how to cite aticles in APA style.