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.

Length

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

American Medical Association (AMA)

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

American Psychological Association (APA)

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

American Psychological Association (APA) Advanced

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.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

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.

American Sociological Review (ASR)

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.

Chicago (Turabian)

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

Council of Science Editors (CSE)

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.

Modern Language Association (MLA)

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

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

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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