Answered By: Stephanie Folse
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2017     Views: 42

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.
    • Information Commons, IC 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.
    • Information Commons, IC 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.
    • Information Commons, IC Help Desk, Call No: LB2369 .T8 2007 Four Hour Loan
  • The Chicago Manual of Style
    • Information Commons, IC Help Desk, Call No: Z253 .U69 2010 Four Hour Loan

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

Online style guides

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

More style help

When to cite - "Oops, I plagiarized"
Research & documentation online (APA, Chicago, MLA)
RefWorks, EndNote and other citation tools the Library has access to

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