Style guides are widely used by professional associations and other organizations to illustrate how to correctly format and record information in order to achieve a consistent document appearance. They generally cover document elements such as page formatting and numbering, rules of punctuation, and bibliography, notes and references (citations).
The three style guides below are styles which are frequently used in colleges and universities. Check with your course instructor to see which style you should be using for their course.
Modern Language Association Style Guides (MLA)
- JCC Libraries' MLA Citation LibGuide (8th ed)
- MLA Style [8th EDITION] (Modern Language Association)
- MLA Formatting and Style Guide [8th EDITION] (OWL: Purdue University Library's Online Writing Lab)
American Psychological Association Style Guides (APA)
- JCC Libraries' APA Citation LibGuide (7th ed.)
- JCC Libraries' APA Citation LibGuide (6th ed.)
- Using APA OWL: Purdue University's Online Writing Lab
Chicago Manual of Style
- Chicago Manual of Style Ohio State University Libraries
- Chicago Manual of Style OWL Purdue University's Online Writing Lab
American Sociological Association (ASA)
- ASA Style Citations (4th ed.) Coates Library, Trinity University