Check our citation resources for samples of the most used cited sources, including APA, MLA, and Chicago (Turabian) style.

APA Style Guides

Frequently Asked Questions about APA Style (American Psychological Association)
Citation guidelines for e-mail, web sites, articles and abstracts in electronic databases, and web citations in text.
Bibliography Styles Handbook: APA Format (UIUC Writers Workshop)
Guide to APA style for print and electronic resources.
Writer's Handbook: Documentation Styles: APA Documentation Style (UWM Writing Center)
Includes sections on parenthetical references, references list, headings, usage and style, paper format, and citing electronic sources.

MLA Style Guides

Bibliography Styles Handbook: MLA Format (UIUC Writers Workshop)
Guide to MLA style for print and electronic resources.

Turabian

Turabian Quick Guide (University of Chicago Press)
Official web site for the 7th edition of the Turabian manual. Includes examples for both the note/bibliography style and the parenthetical reference/reference list style.
Turabian Citation Guide (Ohio State University)
Citation examples for books, journal articles, and Internet resources. Shows both the scientific (author-date system) and humanities (notes-bibliography) versions of Turabian style.
Turabian Bibliographic Form: Parenthetical Reference and Footnote/Endnote Style (Georgetown University)
Guide and examples of how to do both in-text parenthetical references and notes in Turabian.
Citing Electronic Information in History Papers (Maurice Crouse, The University of Memphis)
  • Individual Works.
  • Parts of Works.
  • Periodicals and Journals.
  • Newspapers and Magazines.
  • Abstracts and Reviews of Individual Works.
  • Abstracts and Reviews of Periodicals and Journals.
  • Electronic Mail (Personal).
  • Electronic Conferences, Interest Groups, Newsgroups (Usenet), and Lists.
  • Searches in Online Library Catalogs and Databases.
  • Government and Legal Documents.
Each section has examples of reference listings, bibliography entries, and notes.

Additional Style Guides

AMA Style Guide (University of Washington)
Based on the American Medical Association Manual of Style 9th edition, 1998. Provides examples for citing the basic book, journal, and online sources.
The Bluebook - A Uniform System of Citation, Eighteenth Edition
Attorneys use The Bluebook to cite case law.
Council of Science Editors (CSE) Citation Guide (UWM)
A common guide used by scientific and technical journals. Based on the Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 8th edition, 2014.
The Chicago Manual of Style Online
Quick guide for basic source types.
Legal Citations
A guide on how to cite legal cases and articles found in law journals.
Citing Government Information (Cornette Library Government Documents)
A guide to citing government information found on the Internet. Based on The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: A Manual for Writers and Librarians (Revised Edition). Also includes links to other citation guides for government information.
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