Style Guides and Citations

Note: Various disciplines have a preferred citation style. Always check with your professor before submitting your work.

APA (American Psychological Association) Style:

Online Resources:


  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association BF 76.7 P83 2020 REF

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style:

MLA Style 8th edition (2016):

Online Resources


  • MLA Handbook Eighth Edition LB 2369 G53 2016 SMREF

Library guides for 7th edition:


Chicago Style:

Online Resources:




Turabian Style:

Online Resources:


  • A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations LB 2369 T8 2007 REF

ACS (American Chemical Society) Style:

Online Resources:


  • The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information QD 8.5 A25 2006 SMREF
  • The ACS Style Guide (E-book)

American Anthropological Association Style:

Online Resources

October, 2015:
Please note: the AAA ceased to produce their own style guide as of Sept. 2015 (AAA notice). Their website directs users to the Chicago Author-Date Style. The library has produced a guide for Chicago Style using the author-date system. And there is an online subscription to the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style in the Library. Please see above for links to these and other resources.

IEEE Style:

Online Resources:

Manual/Guides from publisher:


Saint Mary's Departmental Style Guides Available on the Internet:

Citing Statistics:

General Guide:

Citing Sources (Duke University Libraries)
Provides examples of how to cite books, journals, newspapers, government documents, and web sites using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles.

Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue - This site provides good explanation and examples of APA, MLA and Chicago citation styles. It is very well known in academic circles. However, please note that the OWL site has recenlty begun linking to a citation generator that is not free nor recommended.

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