Citation Methods

The College Student's Guide to Citation Styles

Purpose

The purpose of the College Student's Guide to Citation Styles is collect links to the styles frequently used by writers in an educational setting. This material may be used to supplement the presentations below.

Website

Visit Western Governors University's The College Student's Guide to Citation Styles by clicking here.

Thanks

Thanks to Barbara Kelley and her students at Colonial Academy for alerting us to this link.

American Medical Association (AMA)

Purpose

The purpose of the AMA presentation is to provide students with a working overview of the 10th edition of the AMA Manual.

Length

This presentation is perfect for a 50-minute or 75-minute course.

Presentation

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American Psychological Association (APA)

Purpose

The purpose of the APA presentation is to provide students with a working overview of the corrected 6th edition of the APA Manual.

Length

This presentation is perfect for a 50-minute or 75-minute course.

Presentation

Click here for the presentation in PowerPoint format.

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Click here for a video of the presentation produced for the School of Nursing.

Possible Handouts

Click here for the "APA Cheat Sheet," a two-page document in pdf format.

American Psychological Association (APA) Advanced

Purpose

The purpose of the APA Advanced presentation is to provide students with a working overview of the corrected 6th edition of the APA Manual, specifically focusing on the Appendix. This presentation is intended as a continuation of the regular APA presentation and is focused for graduate students working on their thesis.

Length

This presentation is perfect for a 50-minute or 75-minute course.

Presentation

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Purpose

The purpose of the ASCE presentation is to provide students with a working overview of the basic requirements of the American Society of Civil Engineer's style.

Length

This presentation is perfect for a 50-minute course.

Possible Handouts

Click here for the ASCE Cheat Sheet in pdf format.

Click here for a handout supplied by the University of Missouri - Rolla in 2008 in pdf format.

American Sociological Review (ASR)

Purpose

The purpose of the ASR presentation is to provide students with a working overview of the basic requirements of the American Sociological Review's style.

Length

This presentation is perfect for a 50-minute course.

Presentation

Click here for the presentation in PowerPoint format.

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Possible Handouts

Click here for the ASR Cheat Sheet in pdf format.

Chicago (Turabian)

Purpose

The purpose of the Chicago (or Turabian) style is to provide students with a working overview of the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual.

Length

This presentation is perfect for a 50-minute or 75-minute course.

Presentation

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Council of Science Editors (CSE)

Purpose

The purpose of the CSE presentation is to provide students with a working overview of the basic requirements of the Council of Science Editor's style.

Length

This presentation is perfect for a 50-minute course.

Presentation

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Modern Language Association (MLA) 

Purpose

The purpose of the MLA presentation is to provide students with a working overview of the 7th edition of the MLA Manual.

Length

This presentation is perfect for a 50-minute or 75-minute course.

Presentation

Click here for the presentation in PowerPoint format.

Click here for the presentation in pdf format.

Click here for the official site for the new MLA 8th Edition.

Possible Handouts

Click here for the "MLA Cheat Sheet," a two-page document in pdf format.

MLA - Modern Language Association (8th Edition) Resources

MLA Style Center (Official Site)

Western Governors University - courtesy of Barbara Kelley and her students at Colonial Academy

MLA 8th Edition – Web-based Resource - from Saginaw Valley State University's Writing Center

Desired Outcomes for All Presentations

  • Students will be able to identify the proper citation method for their paper.
  • Students will be able to construct a proper in-text citation.
  • Students will understand the structure of a paper according the rules of the citation method.
  • Students will know where to go to seek assistance with writing in the method.
  • Students will understand how to construct a proper reference page.

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