Library:How to Cite/Major Style Guides
- 1 Major Styles
- 1.1 ACS (American Chemical Society)
- 1.2 APA (American Psychological Association)
- 1.3 ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
- 1.4 Biology 140
- 1.5 Chicago/Turabian
- 1.6 CSE (Council of Science Editors)
- 1.7 HARVARD
- 1.8 IEEE Style (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
- 1.9 Legal
- 1.10 MLA
- 1.11 Vancouver Style / Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals
ACS (American Chemical Society)
ACS is the standard style used for Chemistry.
APA (American Psychological Association)
American Psychological Association (APA) style is the standard style used for psychology and many other academic disciplines, especially the social sciences.
APA Style Guides Online
- UBC Library's APA Style Guide (PDF)
- APA Style Guide to Electronic References (APA)
- APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue OWL)
APA Style Guide In Print
ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
The Chicago Manual of Style provides two distinct citation styles: Humanities style (notes and bibliography) and Scientific/Social Sciences styles (parenthetical author/date references and reference list). Be sure to check with your instructor regarding which style they prefer that you use. Chicago style is sometimes called Turabian style, which is a modified version.
Chicago/Turabian Style Guides Online
Chicago/Turabian Style Guides in Print
- The Chicago Manual of Style
- A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Kate Turabian)
CSE (Council of Science Editors)
A parenthetical style used most commonly in the UK and Australia.
IEEE Style (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
IEEE Style is used primarily in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Used primarily in Law
Modern Languages Association (MLA) style is one of several styles for academic citation. It is used in the humanities, especially English.
MLA Style Guides Online
- MLA Style Guide (UBC Library pdf)
- MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue OWL)
- Frequently Asked Questions About MLA Style
MLA Style Guide in Print
Vancouver Style / Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals
Commonly used in medical and scientific journals