Documentation

An essential part of the research process is documenting the sources you have used. When using someone else's ideas or exact words, you must cite and document those words or ideas. Most college instructors require formal documentation of sources. At Carroll Community College, we use either the MLA (Modern Language Association) style or the APA (American Psychological Association) style of documentation. There are two key aspects of documentation - in-text citation and the Works Cited or References list