Style guides show how to format citations for bibliographies, footnotes, and in-text citations in a consistent format that makes it easy for the reader to locate the source your used in your paper. The Social Sciences usually use the APA citation style.
The APA manual is available from the Ready Reference area behind the Reference Desk.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
BF76.7 P83 2010
The MU Writing Center Resources for Writers is a great place to get assistance with writing and citation styles. Librarians are available for help with research in the Writing Center by appointment.
These are also a good resources online: