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Citation Styles Galore!

by Elyse Wolf on 2019-04-24T09:00:00-04:00 | Comments

The Shapiro Library has many resources to help you format your papers and citations. We cover three citation formats used at the university: APA, MLA, and Chicago Style. Not sure where to start? Check out our Citing Your Sources guide.

APA

APA Style (6th Edition) from the American Psychological Association is typically used in the disciplines of the social sciences, nursing, and business. It includes:

  • the format & structure of your paper,
  • how you cite other authors within the body of your paper,
  • how you compile a references page at the end of your paper.

If you need help with APA Style, check out our APA Style Guide. We also have many FAQs that give examples on how to cite resources such as books, articles, YouTube, and even Instagram

MLA

MLA Style (8th Edition) from the Modern Language Association is typically used in the disciplines of the humanities, literature, foreign language and cultural studies. It includes:

  • the format & page layout of your paper,
  • stylistic technicalities (e.g. abbreviations, footnotes, quotations),
  • how you cite other authors within the body of your paper,
  • how you compile a references page at the end of your paper.

If you need help with MLA Style, check out our MLA Style Guide and the MLA Style Center's Quick Guide. We also have many FAQs that give examples on how to cite resources. The MLA Style Center offers an Interactive Practice Template to help learn how to cite sources.

Chicago Style

Chicago Style (17th Edition) from the University of Chicago is typically used in the disciplines of history and religion. It includes:

  • instruction for manuscript preparation and publication,
  • guidelines for style, grammar and usage,
  • rules for documenting your sources in-text including the Notes-Bibliography System (NB) and the Author-Date System,
  • guidelines for a Bibliography at the end of your paper.

If you need help with Chicago Style, check out our Chicago Style Guide and the Chicago Manual of Style. We also have many FAQs that give examples on how to cite resources. You can find the Chicago-Style Quick Guide through Shapiro Library's subscription to the Chicago Manual of Style Online.

  • This resource contains ebooks.
Chicago Style, currently in its 17th edition, is a citation protocol established by the University of Chicago. Chicago Style is most often used in the disciplines of history and religion. Read this FAQ for more information about this style.
 

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