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Commonly Used Citation Styles

If you are not sure which style guide to use, ask your professor or a librarian.

APA Style

APA Style  

Quick Guide and Examples

Updated to reflect the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2nd printing)

Most commonly used in:

  • Social sciences (including psychology, linguistics, sociology, economics, etc.)
  • Business
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Education

Chicago/Turabian Style

Quick Guide and Examples

Updated to reflect The Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) and A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Turabian) (9th edition)

Most commonly used in:

  • Theology
  • History
  • Fine arts
  • Computing science
  • Business
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology

MLA Style

Quick Guide and Examples

Updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th edition)

Most commonly used in:

  • Literature
  • Languages
  • Fine arts
  • Cultural studies