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Citation Styles Guide: Home

 

Citation Styles Guide: Home

Citation Styles by Discipline

This is a general guide and not necessarily exhaustive, individual instructors may require something different. Always ask your instructor for each class which style they require.

Style

Use for

 ACS -- American Chemical Society

 Chemistry

 AMA – American Medical Association

 DCOM (recommended)

 APA – American Psychological Association

 Education, Nursing, Athletic Training, Business,  Psychology, Social Work, Vet Tech

 Chicago (Turabian)

 History

 CSE – Council of Science Editors

 Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Math,  Wildlife & Fisheries

 MLA – Modern Language Association

 English

 

Which Should I Use?

 

  Major

 Style

  Arts

 MLA

  Athletic Training

 APA

  Biology

 Council of Science Editors (CSE)

  Biology Pre-Med

 AMA

  Broadcast Communications

 APA

  Business

 APA

  Chemistry

 American Chemical Society (ACS)

  Chemistry Pre-Med

 AMA

  Criminal Justice

 APA

  DCOM

 No standard, but AMA preferred

  Education

 APA

  English

 MLA

  Environmental Science

 CSE

  History

 Chicago

  Kinesiology

 APA

  Math

 CSE

  Medical Technology

 APA

  Nursing

 APA

  Philosophy and Religion

 (no standard)

  Physician Assistant

 APA

  Psychology

 APA

  Social Work

 APA

  Vet Tech

 APA

  Wildlife & Fisheries

 CSE