Style and Citation Guides
A-Z List | by Subject
You should always check with your professor before choosing a style.
The most common style guides are MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE
Alphabetic List of Style Manuals:
- As of September 9, 2015, the AAA style guide is no longer published, instead use the Chicago Manual of Style.
- ACS (American Chemical Society) References Chapter from the ACS Style Guide, 3rd ed. 2006
- ACS (American Chemical Society) Style Guidelines Quick Guide
Based on the ACS Style Guide. From UW-Madison Chemistry Library.
- ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, 3rd edition, American Chemical Society, 2006. Print.
- Brief AIP guidelines from Monash University.
- American Institute of Physics. AIP Style Manual. 4th ed., 1990. Print
- APA Quick Guide from Bowdoin
- (APA) Pocket guide to APA style, 2nd ed., 2007. Print.
- (APA) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., 2010. Print.
- APA Style Guide to Electronic References, 6th ed., 2012
- APA example for Kindle books
- APSA (American Political Science Association). Based on Chicago style.
- ASA Style - DVD/CD/VHS - a quick guide for these formats.
- ASA Style Guide
This brief guide, based on American Sociological Association guidelines was created by California State University and presents a summary of manuscript format requirements and examples of citations in text and references.
- ASA Style Guide. 4th ed, American Sociological Association, 2010. Print.
- (Law) Bluebook (Cambridge, Mass.) Commonly known as: Harvard citator, 18th ed. 2005. Print.
- Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (LII) by Peter W. Martin, from Cornell Law School.
- CiteUS LegalUS -"the legal citation generator for lazy law students"
Creates Bluebook uniform citations for most legal sources except case law, which is covered by Lexis Nexis. Includes statutes, administrative and legislative materials.
- Chicago Quick Guide from Bowdoin. Two choices: Notes-Bibliography OR Author-Date. See also Bowdoin Chicago Quick Guide for Government Documents
- Chicago Manual of Style. Bowdoin subscription. ebook.
- Chicago manual of style, 16th ed. University of Chicago, 2010. Print.
- Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide from publishers of the Chicago Manual.
If your question is basic, this is the place to go. Includes online citing as well.
- Chicago-Style Citations: Social & Online Media, Data, Music, and Other Non-Print Materials. From Bowdoin.
- Columbia guide to online style, 2nd edition, by Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor, Columbia University Press, 2006. Print and ebook
- CSE Quick Guide from Bowdoin, based on 8th ed.
- Scientific Style and Format, 8th ed.
- (CSE) Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers, 7th ed., 2006. Print.
- (Geology) GSA Bulletin - Style - from the Geological Society of America.
- (Government) The complete guide to citing government information: a manual for social science and business research. 3rd ed. Congressional Information Service, 2002. Print
- Citing U.S. Government Publications; a detailed guide from the Indiana University - Bloomington Libraries, based on the Cheney guide
- Brief Citing Guide, University of Memphis.
- DocsCite - a step-by-step guide for documents (APA or MLA) using a template; Arizona State University.
- (History) A pocket guide to writing in history, 4th ed. by Mary Lynn Rampolla, Bedford/St. Martin's, c2004. Print.
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
- (Math) Handbook of writing for the mathematical sciences, 2nd ed. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1998. Print.
- MLA Quick Guide from Bowdoin
- MLA from Purdue
Powerpoint info covering changes in MLA edition 7, with many examples of in-text citation and corresponding 'works cited' format.
- MLA handbook for writers of research papers, 7th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print.
- MLA example for Kindle books