Answered By: Stephanie Folse
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2017     Views: 113

Different subjects use different styles or formats for citations. If you are uncertain about which style to use, ask your professor. Each style includes the same basic parts of a citation but may organize the information slightly differently.

Some commonly used writing style guides

  • The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
    • The APA style is often used by students in the social sciences and health sciences.
    • Research Help Desk, Call No: BF76.7 .P83 2010 Four Hour Loan
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
    • The MLA (Modern Language Association) style, is often used by students in languages and literatures, including English.
    • Research Help Desk, Call No: LB2369 .G53 2009 Four Hour Loan 
  • A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations : Chicago Style for Students and Researchers.
    • This commonly-used style by Kate Turabian is a student version of a longer guide, The Chicago Manual of Style.
    • Research Help Desk, Call No: LB2369 .T8 2013 Four Hour Loan
  • The Chicago Manual of Style
    • Research Help Desk, Call No: Z253 .U69 2010 Four Hour Loan
    • Available online.

The style guides listed above are available at the Information Commons Desk on the main floor of the TCU Library.

Online style guides


APA style
Chicago/Turabian style
Turabian in a nutshell
MLA formatting and style guide
Citation Guidelines (from the TCU Center for Writing)
Citing government information sources (in MLA style)

More style help

When to cite - "Oops, I plagiarized"
RefWorks, EndNote and other citation tools the Library has access to

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