Different disciplines have their own formats, or styles, for citing sources. Here, you'll find guidance and examples for citing in the following styles:
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
Used in some humanities like English, world languages, and performing arts
- American Psychological Association (APA)
Used in the social sciences, including psychology, business, communication, and education
Used in politics, art, history, anthropology
Used sometimes in history
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
Used in chemistry, biochemistry
- American Sociological Association (ASA)
Used in sociology
- Bluebook Style
Used in law
- Council of Science Editors (CSE)
Used in other sciences
- National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Used in medicine and health
If you're not sure which style to use, see the Research Guide for your course, check your assignment prompt or syllabus, or ask your professor.
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