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Citation style manuals by discipline

About Citation Styles

The most frequently used citation styles are listed below.  If no guide is listed for your discipline, check with your instructor to see which style you should use. Whatever style you choose, be sure to use it consistently within a document - do not mix styles within one document.

For a general discussion of citation styles, see:‚Äč

MLA Style

MLA Handbook cover of 9th editionMLA is used most often in language and literature classes and other disciplines in the humanities.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

  •   9th edition: Ready Reference (@ Circulation Desk) LB2369 .M52 2021

Chicago Style

Chicago style is used a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities

APA Style

APA style is used in the social sciences and business.

Turabian Style

Turabian style is a version of Chicago style created for students writing research papers. 

  •   A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations: Ready Reference (@ Circulation Desk) LB2369 .T8

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