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Citing Sources

Resources for Citation Styles (differ by discipline)



Generally used in the humanities disciplines of languages, literatures, and the arts.

Book: MLA Style Manual and Guide for Writers of Research Papers, 8th Edition, Bookstacks LB2369 .G53 2016

Cite Source, Trinity College Library

MLA Guide, Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation

MLA citation formatting, Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)




Generally used in psychology, education, nursing, occupational therapy, and the social sciences

APA Style Central (online resource center)

Book: APA Style: Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition, Library Services Desk BF76.7 .P83 2010

APA Formatting, Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)


Guide to APA citations (6-page pdf file), Dalhousie University Libraries, 2010.


Used in Sociology

Book: ASA Style: American Sociological Association's Style Guide, 5th Edition, Library Services Desk HM569 .A54 2014

ASA Quick Guide (pdf file)

ASA/ Sociology References Page Formatting, Purdue OWL 


Generally used in history, business and some of the fine arts

Book: Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, Library Services Desk Z253 .U69 2010

Chicago Style, Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)


Handbook for Historians, Le Moyne College


Citing in the Sciences, Le Moyne College

CSE (Council of Science Editors) Citation Guide, Juniata College


Used in medicine

Book: American Medical Association's Style Guide, 10th Edition, Library Services Desk WZ 345 A511 2007

AMA Reference Citation Format, New York Medical College


Used in law

Book: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Library Services Desk KF 245 .B58 2015

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