Style Guides


The following guides provide information on how to cite both print and electronic information. The most recent editions are kept at the Reference Desk. For location and call number information of previous editions check CALCAT.

  • American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 5th ed. Washington, D.C. : APA, 2001.
  • American Sociological Association. American Sociological Association Style Guide. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C. : American Sociological Association, 1997.
  • Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers’ of Research Papers. 5th ed. New York: MLA, 1999.
  • Turabian, Kate. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations. 6th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
  • Walker, Janice. The Columbia Guide to Online Style. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.


American Psychological Association
The most commonly asked questions regarding documenting electronic sources in APA format are answered with examples provided.

Internet Citation Guides
Presents a collection of online Internet citation guides to be used for citing electronic sources in research papers and bibliographies, provided by Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Note that the guides are organized by style.

Lehigh University’s Footnote and Citation Style Guides
Presents a collection of Internet resources on generating footnotes and citing sources, provided by the Lehigh University Libraries. Includes major style manuals, including the “APA Style Guide” and the “MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.” Highlights guides for citing electronic sources. Offers instructions on citing sources in engineering, the sciences, and social sciences.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Presents APA and MLA Formatting and Style Guides with examples.

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