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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 is used most often in language and literature classes and other disciplines in the humanities.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

  • 8th edition: Ready Reference (@ Circulation Desk) LB2369 .G53 2016
  • 7th edition: Ready Reference (@ Circulation Desk) LB2369 .G53 2009

Chicago Style

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

  • The Chicago Manual of Style: Ready Reference (@ Circulation Desk) Z253 .U69 2010

APA Style

APA style is very often 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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