Writing/Citing Guides

Style Guides

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)

American Psychological Association Style Guides (APA)

Chicago Manual of Style

American Sociological Association (ASA)

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