Citation and Style Guides

The following guides provide help on how to cite a variety of resources. 

 

Citation Management Software

If you are dealing with more than a handful of citations in your reports, you should strongly consider using a bit of software called a reference or citation manager. A citation manager can collect your references and automatically cite them in whatever style you want, saving you a ton of time. Find out more about citation management software.

Business Style Guides

Humanities & Social Sciences Citation & Style Guides

  • AAA Style Guide (American Anthropological Association)
    Useful for Anthropology
  • 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

  • AIP Style Manual (American Institute of Physics)
    Useful for: Physics, 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:

General & Multidisciplinary Citation & Style Guides