These guides can help you to meet the requirements of different citation styles.

Whenever you use the words or ideas of someone else in your paper or presentation, you must cite your source. Failure to do so may be considered to be plagiarism. Different disciplines use different citation styles, so confirm with your instructor which style you should use if the style is not explicit in the instructions for the assignment.

Style Manuals

Understanding how to use American Psychological Association (APA) formatting can be challenging at first. Below are a number of documents that will introduce you to APA formatting.

  1. APA: Citation Style Guide (7th ed.)
  2. APA: Getting Started (6th ed.)
  3. APA Sample Title Page (6th ed.)

Another citation style is Modern Language Association (MLA) that may be asked for by some instructors. See below for an introduction to the style.

MLA: Getting Started [8th ed.]

Here is another style that may be requested from your instructor. See below for a guide to Chicago bibliography and notes style formatting.

For specific styles, additional information and examples of citations of less common materials and formats, consult the following:

ACS – American Chemical Society Style Guide QD 8.5 A25 2006 & Online |ACS Quick Style Guide Oct 2018

APA – Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) BF 76.7 P83 2010

Chicago Manual of Style:

IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Citation Style

Law – Legal Citation Guide

MLA – Modern Languages Association Handbook for Writers of Research Papers by Joseph Gibaldi LB 2369 G53 2009

SAA – Society for American Archaeology Quick Guide

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