By Samantha Summers
This far into the term, you have already completed the Cite it Right quiz on Blackboard. While this quiz is a great way to familiarize yourself with what needs to be cited, it doesn’t get into how to cite. Hopefully you’ve already learned this, but in case you need a crash course, here we go! This is your unofficial guide to a bunch of different citation styles and where to learn how to use them.
Chicago/Turabian citations are generally used in the disciplines of history, business, and the fine arts. You can download a University of Toronto (Mississauga) guide to Chicago here, or check out the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University’s guide here.
APA (American Psychological Association)
APA citations are used in the social sciences (except sociology), education, and some sciences. You can access a style guide for APA put together by University of Toronto Libraries and the Rotman School of Business here, and the Purdue OWL guide here.
MLA (Modern Languages Association)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Sociological Association (ASA)
Used for sociological research, ASA citations are among the more uncommon citation styles. You can find the official ASA guide here through University of Toronto Libraries, or the Purdue OWL guide here.
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