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Citing Sources

AAA: American Anthropological Association

Used for: Anthropology

Library Copy: available as PDF 


ACS: American Chemical Society

Used for: Chemistry

Library Copy:  Available online through the ACS and at the Chem-Physics Library QD 8.5 .A25 2006

Quick Guide:   Created by Penn State University


American Medical Association (AMA)

AMA Manual of style: a guide for authors and editors

Hesburgh Reference Collection:R 119 .A533 2007

AMA Style guide for business writing:  Available in print Hesburgh Reference HF 5726 .A49 1996 and online

Citing Medicine, 2nd. edition available as no-charge PDF


APA Style (American Psychological Association)

Used for: Psychology

Library Copy:  APA Style simplified: writing in psychology, education, nursing, and sociology    BF 76.7 .B447 2012

Purdue Owl for specific APA formats:

  1. Books
  2. Articles
  3. Web Pages
  4. Other sources: The left hand column lists all the formats.

Chicago Manual of Style

Used for: Arts, History, Literature, Sciences

Library Copy: Online

Purdue Owl for specific formats, Chicago Style

  1. Books
  2. Articles
  3. Web Sites
  4. Other formats  The left hand column lists all the formats.

IEEE Style Manual

Used for Engineering

No-charge PDF: IEEE Editorial Style Manual c 2014

IEEE Citation Reference (examples) 


MLA Style (Modern Language Association)

Used for: Literature, Humanities

Library Copy:  PN 147 .G444 2008

Purdue Owl for specific formats, MLA Style

  1. Books
  2. Articles
  3. Websites (page says electronic resources)
  4. Other Formats The left hand column lists all the formats.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) 

Used for: Medicine/Health Sciences

Citing Medicine (2nd edition) available as a no-charge PDF.


Special Topic: Citing Theological Sources