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Citation Styles: Citation Styles

A comprehensive guide to citing in various citation styles, offering examples of citations as well as links to outside sources.


This guide was created to give you a quick reference on how to properly use in-text citations, foot/endnotes and format bibliographies, based on different citation styles. Along with examples of citations, are lists of books available at Golda Meir Library and also links to valuable online sources.

The purpose of a bibliography (also called "references" or "works cited") is to list the resources you used to write your paper. In an effort to reduce plagiarism  there has been an increased emphasis on citing sources. The main criteria for bibliographic entries are that they:

  1. Contain enough information for readers to locate the materials.
  2. Are presented in a consistent format.

Table of Contents


MLA Citation Guide (Modern Language Association) - most commonly used in the arts and humanities, such as English.

APA Citation Guide (American Psychological Association) - most commonly used in the social sciences, such as psychology and education as well as nursing. 

Chicago Citation Guide - most commonly used in history.

Turabian Citation Guide

AMA/CSE Citation Guide (American Medical Association) - used in fields of medicine, nursing and biomedical sciences. CSE (Council of Science Editors) used in the biological sciences and hard sciences.

Gov't & Legal Sources

Special Topics - Business Sources, Archival Documents, ERIC Documents, electronic sources, APSA style, CBE style & ASA style.


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