Citing Sources

A responsible scholar will reference the ideas of others. Various methods can be used to cite sources properly.


Modern Language Association of America. MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
Ref LB2369.G53 2016.

"MLA Formatting and Style Guide." Purdue Online Writing Lab, 27 Jan. 2017. Accessed 8 Feb. 2017. MLA Style Guide


American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. Ref BF76.7.P83 2010.

Owl Purdue. “APA Formatting and Style Guide”. The Online Writing Lab at Purdue. 24 July 2009. Purdue University Writing Lab. APA Style Guide.


The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Ref Z253.U69 2017.

Chicago Manual of Style Online
University of Chicago Press.

Rampolla, Mary Lynn. A Pocket Guide to Writing in History. Boston: St. Martin’s, 2007.
Ref D13.R295 2007

Owl Purdue. “Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition


Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2007. Ref LB2369.T8 2007.

Turabian, Kate L. “Turabian Quick Guide.” The University of Chicago Press. (accessed 3 November 2009).


Style Manual Committee, Council of Science Editors. Scientific Style and Format: the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers. 8th ed. Reston, VA: Council of Science Editors. 722 p.
Ref T11.S386 2014.

Bedford/St. Martin's. 2003 Using CBE style to cite and document. Retrieved October 29, 2004, from

American Sociological Association

American Sociological Association. 2007. ASA Style Guide. Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association. Ref HM569 .A54 2007 .

Purdue OWL. “Manuscript Formatting” Purdue Online Writing Lab. 10 Feb 2011. Purdue University Writing Lab. ASA Style Guide

American Chemical Society

Dodd, Janet S. The ACS Style: A Manual For Authors and Editors, 3rd ed; American Chemical Society: Washington D.C., 2006. Ref QD 8.5.A25 2006. Note: An electronic version can be accessed here.


Columbia Guide to Online Style (Second Edition). Janice Walker and Todd Taylor. Columbia University Press, 2006.
Ref PN 171.F56 W35

Walker, Janice R. and Todd Taylor (1998) Columbia Guide to Online Style. New York: Columbia University Press.
Ref PN171.F56 W35 1998.

Political Science

Scott, Gregory M. Political Science Student Writer’s Manual Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008
Ref JA86.S39 2008.

American Political Science Association. Style Manual of Political Science. APSA, 1993.
Ref JA 86.A52 1993


Pechenik, Jan A. (2016) A Short Guide to Writing About Biology (Ninth Edition). New York: Longman, 2010.
Ref QH304.P43 2016

Knisley, Karin. (2005) A Student Handbook For Writing In Biology (Fourth Edition). W.H. Freeman & Co. Ref QH304.K59 2013.


Note: As of Sept. 9, 2015 the American Anthropological Association has ceased publication of the AAA Style Guide. AAA now adheres fully with the current edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Date).


Bourhis, John, Carey Adams, Scott Titsworth. (2006) Style Manual For Communication Studies (Second Edition). McGraw-Hill.
Ref P96.A68 S89 2006.


Geology Society of America. "GSA Reference Guidelines and Examples".