A style guide states the rules for language, spelling, grammar, formatting, and punctuation. Colleges often use the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers or the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
You can buy style guides at the College Store or online, and the SCC Library has copies. This page links to style guides for your reference.
Ask your instructor which style guide to use for your assignments.
The key to citing any source is to:
For material from the Web, you also need the date you accessed the site or database
Ebsco and other library databases automatically create citations for your Works Cited page, as do other software programs. Check their work! Automatic citations may contain mistakes.
What's wrong with this picture? Use a style guide to find out.