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Molloy's Suffolk Center Library

How to choose a citation style?

The appropriate citation style will depend on the area/discipline in which you are writing.  For most class assignments, it is wise to consult with your professors to determine what citation style is required.  Here is a brief overview of the most common citation styles:

APA

Established by the American Psychological Association, it is most often used in disciplines such as Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing and Social Sciences. The most recent edition of the APA Publication Manual is available at the reference desk in the Library.

CSE

Established by Council of Science Editors.  it is most often used in the natural and physical sciences as well as mathematics. The most recent edition of the CSE manual is available at the reference desk in the Library.  

Chicago Style

Established by the University of Chicago, the Chicago Style is most often used in the disciplines of Art, History and the Social Sciences. The most recent edition is available at the reference desk in the Library.
 

Established by the Modern Language Association, it is most often used in disciplines in the Humanities: Art History, English, Foreign Languages, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, and Religion. The most recent edition of the MLA Handbook is available at the reference desk in the Library.

 
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