Citation Styles and Examples

The citation style you choose may depend on the style your professor prefers or the discipline in which you are doing research. Styles manuals provide guidelines on how to format the elements of your citation, including the order of the elements, punctuation, and spacing. Style manuals may also contain other useful information such as proper page layout, use of quotations, etc.

Common Citation Styles and Style Manuals

The following style manuals are the most commonly used citation guides for research. They are available in Kennedy Library at the Research Help Desk and/or Permanent Rerseves at the Circulation Desk.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., 2010.
BF76.7 .P83 2010 (Ref)
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Scientific style and format : the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers
T11 .S386 2006 (Ref)
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The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., 2003.
Z253 .U69 2003 (Ref)
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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed., 2009.
LB2369 .G53 2009 (Ref)
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A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed., 2007.
LB2369 .T8 2007 (Ref)
» See Turabian examples