Citation Style Guides

Different disciplines have their own formats for citing sources. This guide points you to resources for citing in MLA style, APA style, Chicago style, and more.

A Note on Chicago Style

Chicago Style offers two ways of citing your sources:

  • Author-Date: Similar to MLA and APA style, you put the author and date of publication in parentheses in your text, and then you put the full citation in a References section at the end of your paper.
  • Notes and Bibliography: You cite your source in a numbered footnote or endnote, and then you put the full citations in a slightly different format in a Bibliography section at the end of your paper.

See the tabs below for guidance on each method, or view the full Chicago Manual of Style online through the Library.

SMC Library's Chicago Style Guides

Additional Chicago Style Guides

Access the Chicago Manual of Style

A Note on Turabian Style

Kate L. Turabian's Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations follows the two Chicago Manual of Style patterns of documentation but offers slight modifications suited to student texts.

Also, A Pocket Guide to Writing History (8th edition), also known as "Rampolla," is available in the Reference section on the first floor of the Library (Ref 907.2 R148a).  This writing guide uses Turabian style.

A Note on American Anthropological Association Style

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) now recommends using Chicago style. However, here is a quick guide to the old AAA Style in case your professor asks for it.

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