This guide is designed to provide you with assistance in citing sources when writing an academic paper. There are several different styles which format information differently. The citation style generally depends on the academic discipline involved.
- To let readers know where you got the information used in your writing.
- To give credit to others have influenced your work.
- To support key ideas and arguments in your work.
- To avoid plagiarism.
For specific information on frequently used styles such as APA, MLA or Chicago, select a style from the blue box to the left.
Citation Style Manuals at Falvey
- AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition. R119 A533 2007.
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: The official guide to APA style, 7th edition. On reserve at the circulation desk, BF76.7 .P83 2020.
- APSA Style Manual for Political Science. JA86 .A52 2006 and online.
- American Sociological Association Style Guide, 5th edition. HM569 .A54 2014.
- The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. Z253 .U69 2017 and online.
- MLA Handbook, 8th edition. On reserve at the circulation desk, LB2369 .G53 2016.