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Guide to various citation style manuals to use in different academic files
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There are several different style manuals for how to prepare citations in a bibliography. Each academic discipline uses a specific style for preparing citations. This style dictates the elements and their order in a citation as well as the format of the bibliography. If you have a writing assignment, your instructor may specify which style to use. If not, there are certain style manuals commonly used in the various disciplines.

Keep in mind, information from the Internet should be cited differently from print materials. Earlier editions of style manuals may not include how to cite Internet sources. Be sure the edition you use has specific directions for citing electronic online sources. If you are unsure which style manual you should use, check with your instructor about what style is appropriate for the discipline.

Use the tab above to find Web resources on various commonly used citation styles. The EndNote tab takes you to a guide on the free bibliographic citation management software provided by the OSU Library, and the OSU Theses/Dissertations tab has links to the OSU Graduate College guidelines and tips on finding OSU theses and dissertations.

Frequently used style manual books are listed below:

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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Call Number: 808.02 M689m 2009 (General Reference, 1st Floor)
ISBN: 9781603290241
Publication Date: 2009

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Call Number: 808.02 P976 2010 (General Reference, 1st Floor)
ISBN: 9781433805615
Publication Date: 2010
Social Sciences

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Style guide / American Sociological Association
Call Number: 808.066301 A512s 2010 (General Reference, 1st Floor)
ISBN: 0912764317
Publication Date: 2010
Social Sciences

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ACS [American Chemical Society] Style Guide
Call Number: 808.06654 A105 2006 (4th Floor)
ISBN: 0841239991
Publication Date: 2006

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Scientific style and format: the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
Call Number: 808.0665 S416 2006 (General Reference, 1st Floor)
ISBN: 9780977966509

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Chicago Manual of Style
Call Number: 655.25 C532 2010 (General Reference, 1st Floor)
ISBN: 9780226104201
Publication Date: 2010

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Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Turabian Style) - Kate L. Turabian
Call Number: 808.02 T929m 2007 (General Reference, 1st Floor)
ISBN: 9780226823362
Publication Date: 2007


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