Online Guides to Citing Print and Electronic Sources
The following links provide examples of note and reference list formats in several commonly used bibliographic styles: MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago (a style used by many disciplines), and CSE (scientific style). For the complete official guides to these formats, see the section below.
- Purdue’s OWL site provides detailed online examples for using APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.
- In addition to referencing these style guides, you should consider using a citation management tool.
Official Style Guides
Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. 8th ed. Chicago:University of Chicago Press, 2013. (A more accessible guide to Chicago style; in print at multiple library locations.)
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 8th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2016. (In print at multiple library locations.)
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington: American Psychological Association, 2010. (In print at multiple library locations.)
Scientific Style and Format: the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 8th ed. Style Manual Committee, Council of Science Editors. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. (In print at Firestone Ready Reference T11 .S386 2014.)
The Bluebook: a Uniform System of Citation. 20th ed. Cambridge: Harvard Law Review Association, 2015. (In print at multiple library locations.)