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Citation styles

There are a number of citation styles or formats. Which style you use depends upon your subject discipline. If you are uncertain about which style to use, ask your professor.

Below are some commonly used citation style guides:

APA style manual cover  The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th ed. (2010)
The APA style is used by students in the social and behavioral sciences.
MLA manual cover  MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (2009)
The MLA (Modern Language Association) style is used by students in languages and literature.
Turabian manual cover  A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed., (2007).
This commonly-used style by Kate Turabian is a student version of a longer guide, The Chicago Manual of Style

Style guides are available in print format in the Good Library reference room. For an online GoodGuide to writing citations visit Citation Guide.