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Which style of citing your sources is used for civil engineering papers? APA or something else?

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Which style of citing your sources is used for civil engineering papers? APA or something else?

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Citation styles are widely used for academic writing to refer their sources. There are many types of citation based on their style guidelines that is explanations, examples and instructions. 

Step 2

The most common types of citation styles are APA, Chicago, MLA and Harvard. If we differentiate each other that can be done by using the author date system, numerical system and notation system. So, for referring a source there are different styles in text citations systems. Those are author-date system, numerical system and notation system. 

Author date system: In this system, the sources are provided in the text that is indication of author and publication year directly in the text.

Numerical system : In this system, numbering each of the sources in the reference list could be done.

Notation system : In end note using notations for the sources. That is sources are on abbrevated form. 

Step 3

So, widely used citation styles are as follow...

Citation style
Citation system
Discipline
Social studies
Author -date
APA
Author-date
Harvard
Economics
MLA
Humanities
Author-page number
Medicine
Numeric
NLM
ABNT
Technical studies
Author-date, Numeric
(Engineering- Civil
engineering)
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Citation style Citation system Discipline Social studies Author -date APA Author-date Harvard Economics MLA Humanities Author-page number Medicine Numeric NLM ABNT Technical studies Author-date, Numeric (Engineering- Civil engineering)

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