Citation Style

Citation Style Preferences by Department

Below is a list of departments and the preferred citation style of each:

  • Biology CSE (Council of Science Editors)
  • EDHD APA (American Psychological Association)
  • English MLA (Modern Language Association)
  • History Chicago Manual of Style
  • Journalism AP (Associated Press) Style Guide
  • Nursing APA (American Psychological Association)
  • Psychology APA (American Psychological Association)
  • Sociology ASA (American Sociological Association)

Documenting Sources Using Various Citation Styles

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University offers guidance in documenting sources:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

The writing center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, offers a website with information on citing sources:
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/Documentation.html