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Different academic disciplines use different documentation styles; your instructor may require you to use a particular style, or may allow you use one of your choosing. It is important to fully understand the documentation style to be used in your paper, and to apply it consistently.
If you're not sure what a documentation style is or which one you should use please contact your professor.Check out our detailed guides to these major styles: