Your citations in your essay generally must contain a corresponding reference in your reference list, works cited list or bibliography. They are organized in alphabetical order.
The example below shows how the three citations the student used within the body of the text would appear in the corresponding list of sources for the three different citation styles. The first entry is for a book, the second for an online article and the third for a book chapter.
1. APA Style: In-text citations (author/date) and corresponding Reference List entry
2. MLA Style: In-text citations (author/page) and corresponding Work Cited list entry
3. Chicago Style: Footnotes (superscript number with full citation information in the footnote) and corresponding Bibliography entry
Source: (Li, 2010, p. 11)