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Last Updated: Apr 9, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Documentation Styles

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.

Online Resources for Citation and Documentation

  • The Purdue Online Writing Lab
    The Purdue OWL is a great online resource for help with citation and documentation styles. Click on "Research and Citation" on the right side of the screen for more information on MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
  • Colorado State University Writing Studio
    This site has many resources. Click on the "Writing" tab at the top of the page, then choose "Writing Guides". This site has guides for both CSE documentation systems.
  • EasyBib
  • NoodleTools
  • Citation Builder
    Free from University of North Carolina. Will give you citations in various styles, including CSE.

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