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How to Cite Correctly

Check with your professor about the citation style you are expected to use for your class assignments. Listed below are call numbers for the style manuals in the Beeghly reference collection and WWW links for additional information.

AMA for medical sciences
APA for social sciences
APSA for Political Science
CSE for scientific writing
COS for citing electronic sources
MLA for humanities
Turabian for history & humanities

ACS (American Chemical Society) Style for chemistry

The ACS style guide : effective communication of scientific information (Ref QD8.5 .A25 2006)

Citing Sources in Chemistry

AMA (American Medical Association) Style used for medical sciences

AMA Citation Style

APA (American Psychological Association) Style used for social sciences

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
(Ref BF76.7 P83 2010)

APA Citation Style Guide prepared by Long Island University.

APA Style Guide prepared by Ohio Sate University Libraries

APA Formatting and Style Guide prepared by the OWL at Purdue

APSA (American Political Science Association) Style used for Political Science

Style Manual for Political Science
(Ref JA86 .A52 1993)


ASA Style for Reference

CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style used for scientific writing

Scientific style and format : the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers (
Ref T11 .S386 2006)

CSE Citation Guide from Ohio State University Libraries

Chicago Citation Style

The Chicago Manual of Style
(Ref PN4784.O62 K56 2010)

Chicago Citation Style Guide prepared by the Ohio State University Libraries.

Chicago Manual of Style Guide prepared by the OWL at Purdue.

Chicago Citation Style Guide prepared by Long Island University.

Columbia Online Style (COS) used for citing electronic sources

The Columbia Guide to Online Style (PN171.F56 W35 2006) covers basic formats for citing electronic sources.

MLA Style used for humanities

MLA Documentation Changes prepared by the OWU Writing Center

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Ref.LB2369 .G53 2009)

MLA Citation Style Guide prepared by the OWL at Perdue.

MLA Citation Style Guide prepared by Cornell University

Turabian Style used for history and humanities

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
(Ref LB2369 .T8 2007)

Turabian Quick Guide prepared by the publishers of A Manual for Writers of Research
Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.

Turabian Citation Style Guide prepared by the University of Delaware Library.

Turabian & Chicago Citation Examples prepared by the Northwest B.D. Owens Library.


Citing Maps
prepared by Deborah Carter Peoples, Science Librarian from Ohio Wesleyan Univeristy.

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