There are many style guides that dictate how your sources should be cited. Further information is available at Citing Sources in the Subject Guides

Choose from the following options:

MLA (Humanities, including English, Performing Arts, etc.)

The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers is available in the Reference Room (Ref 808.02 G350e).  


APA (Social Sciences, including Psychology, Communication, and Education)

The entire Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is available in the Reference Room (Ref 150.149 Am35b).


Chicago (Politics, Art, History)

The entire Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) is available in the Reference Room (Ref 808.02 Un3e), and is also available online. You can also visit the Quick Guide from the Chicago Manual publishers.


Turabian (History)

The entire Turabian's Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations is available in the Reference Room (Ref 808.02 T840c).

Also, A Pocket Guide to Writing History (7th edition), also known as "Rampolla," is available in the Reference Room (Ref 907.2 R148).  This writing guide uses Turabian, which is similar to the Chicago style of citation. Examples of the Turabian style.



ASA American Sociological Association 



AAA American Anthropological Association 


American Chemical Society (Chemistry; Biochemistry)

See the Quick Guide from Pennsylvania State University or consult the full guide in the 1st floor Reference Room: The ACS style guide: effective communication of scientific information.   (Ref. 540.02 D661a) 3rd ed. Washington, DC : American Chemical Society ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.


CSE (Sciences)

The entire Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers 7th ed. is available in the Reference Room (Ref 808.0665 C832)


National Library of Medicine (Medicine/Health)

The entire National Library of Medicine Recommended Formats for Bibliographic Citations is available in the Reference Room (Ref 808.02 P274).


The entire The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation is available in the Reference Room (Ref 340.02 H261a). You can also check online (subscription) at


Electronic Citation Services

EndNote   - Collect references for your citation. From the Web of Knowledge.

Consider getting the Firefox (browser) extension called Zotero to better manage your online citations.  It is free! 

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