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Citations and Bibliographies

Style Guides

In order to cite materials properly you should use a style manual. Different style manuals are used for different fields. This is because practitioners in these fields are interested in different kinds of information about the sources being used.

The most commonly used style manuals are APA (American Psychological Association), which is usually used in the social sciences, MLA (Modern Language Association), which is used in the humanities, and Chicago Manual of Style, which is used primarily in History.

Rosenthal Library has copies of MLA Bibliography, Chicago Manual of Style and APA Style Manual in our Reference and Reserve collections.

In addition, there are many online resources to help you correctly cite your bibliographic sources. A guide to the Library's citation manuals can be found at our guide page. Here are online guides to three of the most popular citation styles: