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The following guides provide help on how to cite a variety of resources. If you need help creating your Bibliography/Works Cited, try RefWorks, a tool that manages your citations and can build your bibliography in any style you want (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).
Business Style Guides
Humanities & Social Sciences Citation & Style Guides
AAA Style Guide (American Anthropological Association)
Useful for Anthropology
APA Style Guide (McMaster U.)
Brief guide to APA citation style, based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010). If the type of entry you want to cite is not included, please consult the manual. See also:
ASA (American Sociological Association) Style Guide
Follows the author-date system of citation in the Chicago Manual of Style, which includes a brief text citation (enclosed in parentheses) and a complete list of references cited (included at the end of an article, before any appendices).
If you can't find an example of a format in the ASA guide, consult the Chicago manual.
- short online guide: Formatting in Sociology ASA Style (Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab))
- complete guide: Mills Quick Reference, 1st floor HM 569 .A54
Chicago Manual of Style Online
Provides guidance on citing sources, reference formats, grammar and usage, and manuscript production. Contains both the 15th and 16th editions of the print version.
Citing Music Sources in your Essay and Bibliography (UWO)
Useful for: citing music sources.
MLA Style Guide (McMaster U.)
Brief guide based on the 6th edition of Joseph Gibaldi's MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (2003). If the type of entry you want to cite is not included, please consult the MLA Handbook.
Turabian (Chicago) Style Guide (McMaster U.)
A brief guide based on the 7th edition of Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations (2007). If the type of entry you want to cite is not included, please consult the manual.
Science & Technology Citation & Style Guides
A Quick Guide to Citing Using the ACS Style Guide, 3rd ed. (Penn State U. Libraries)
Useful for: Chemistry, Science & Technology. This site provides only sample references for books, journal articles, theses, patents, etc.
AIP Style Manual (American Institute of Physics)
Useful for: Physics, Science & Technology
C471 Chemical information Sources and Services Lecture Notes (Indiana U.)
Useful for: Chemistry, Science & Technology
CSE (CBE) Citation Guide (Ohio State U. Libraries)
Useful for: many disciplines in the natural sciences, including biology, geology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Based on Scientific Style and Format: the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th ed., 2006, by the Council of Science Editors (formerly the Council of Biology Editors). If the type of entry you want to cite is not included, please consult the manual in THODE Reference. See also:
CSE Style: Biology and Other Sciences (Bedford/St. Martin's)
Guide to citing internet resources in CSE style
- CSE Style: Biology and Other Sciences (Bedford/St. Martin's)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) quick style guide (Monash U. Library)
Useful for: engineering, electronics, telecommunications, computer science and information technology. See also:
General & Multidisciplinary Citation & Style Guides
Guide to Citing Maps & Atlases (McMaster U.)
Useful for: citing maps & atlases in any discipline.
Harvard Style (Anglia Ruskin U.)
Has been adapted to suit many different publication styles covering print and electronic sources and includes how to cite U.K. and E.U. official documents. See also:
Harvard Citation Style Guide (for Print) (U. of Sheffield)
Harvard Citation Style Guide (for Electronic Sources) (U. of Sheffield)
- Harvard Citation Style Guide (for Print) (U. of Sheffield)
How to Cite Government Publications (McMaster U.)
Useful for: citing government publications in any discipline.