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Citation & Style Guide

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This guide will help you find information, tools and resources on citation and style.

What Is a "Style Guide"?

A style guide or style manual is a set of standards for the writing and design of documents, either for general use or for a specific publication, organization or field. A style guide provides uniformity in style and formatting within a document and across multiple documents.

Which Style Should I Use?

Your professor will probably tell you which citation style to use for your paper or thesis. If not, the following list provides a general guide:

  • APA: Psychology, Education
  • ASA: Sociology
  • CBE/CSE: Biology, Natural Sciences
  • Chicago/Turabian: History, Art History, Political Science
  • MLA: English, Humanities

 How are they different?  See a comparison of APA, MLA, and Chicago style from Purdue's OWL (Online Writing Lab).

How and Why to Cite

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