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Links to citation styles, guides, and citation management tools.

Citation Style Guides on the Web

ACS | APA | APSA ASA | Chicago | CSE | MLA

 

ACS Style: American Chemical Society
Current Edition: 3rd

ACS Style Guide from the Williams College Libraries

ACS Style Guide from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Chemistry Library

ACS Style Guide, Chapter 14: References from the official ACS Style website


APA Style: American Psychological Association
Current Edition: 6th, second printing

APA Style Guide from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

APA Sample Paper (PDF) from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

APA Sample Paper (PDF) from the official APA website

APA Style Blog from the official APA website

 


APSA Style Manual for Political Science: American Political Science Association
Current Edition: Revised 2018 Edition

Revised 2018 APSA Style Manual (PDF) from the APSA website

Note: APSA style, in most instances, follows guidelines set forth in the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (CMS). Throughout this manual, CMS citation numbers are included in parentheses, where appropriate, to refer readers to specific sections of CMS’s 17th edition


ASA Style: American Sociological Association
Current Edition: 5th

Formatting in Sociology (ASA Style), 5th edition from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

ASA Style "Lite" for Research Papers , 3rd edition (PDF) (recommended by Dr. John Esser)


Chicago Style
Current Edition: 17th

Chicago Style Guide from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

Chicago Sample Paper (PDF) using "Full Note with Bibliography" version of Chicago Style, from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

Chicago Sample Paper (PDF) using "Author-Date" version of Chicago Style, from the official Chicago Manual of Style website

Chicago Style Resources from the Diana Hacker Research and Documentation Online website (5th edition)


CSE Style: Council of Science Editors
Current Edition: 7th

CSE Quick Citation Guide from Scientific Style & Format

CSE Style Resources from the Dalhousie University


MLA Style: Modern Language Association
Current Edition: 8th

MLA Style Guide from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

MLA 8th Edition: Differences between 7th and 8th Editions from the Horrmann Library

MLA Style Central - online guidance and help on using MLA 8th ed. style