The documentation style you use depends on the disciplinary area of the subject. Always follow your professor's guidelines for documentation style. Some frequently used documentation styles include:
- APA style, which is affiliated with the American Psychological Association, and is used by scholars in psychology, nursing, and various of the social sciences. Uses parenthetical in-text citations and bibliography (Reference List) at end of paper.
- MLA style, used primarily by those in literary studeis, as well as some of the humanties. Uses parenthetical in-text citations and bibliography (Works Cited) at the end of paper.
- Chicago style, or Turabian, which is used mostly by scholars and writers in history, art, and music. Uses footnotes and bibliography at the end of paper.
- CSE (Council of Scientific Editors) style of documentation, formerly known as CBE style, is used in the biological sciences and many other fields of scientific study as well. It uses 2 systems of documetion, the citation-sequence and the name-year system.