- AMA is used in medicine and related disciplines.
- ASA is used in sociology.
- APA is used in psychology, education, and other social sciences.
- APSA is used in political science and related disciplines.
- Bluebook is used for law and legal citations.
- MLA is used in English, art, literature, and the humanities.
- Turabian/Chicago is used for history, the arts, and many other disciplines.
- IEEE is used in engineering and other related disciplines.
For more information, you can consult the discipline/style guide listing page from Purdue OWL here.
|If you are unsure which citation style to use, ask your professor.
Citation Management Tools
Consider using a citation manager instead of typing bibliographies and in-line citations by hand. It will save you time.
EndNote is a citation management software available to the campus community via the Library website that lets you:
- export citation information from databases
- import information from other sources
- organize and generate works cited pages and bibliographies in a variety of styles
- create in-line (or parenthetical) citations in your paper.
The Library offers EndNote workshops throughout the semester.
Database Citation Generators
Some databases have a built in citation generator that you can access from the text or citation of an article. Be sure to double check using your style manual or SLAC handout.