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It depends! There are different styles depending on the discipline of study. Always ask your professor which one to use. Also, take a look at our Citing Sources Guide.

For medicine there is the AMA Manual of Style print copy at Library Services Desk WZ345 A511 2020 (11th Edition). For more on AMA, including an online guide from Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) see our guide for AMA Style resources.

For psychology and other health sciences, there is APA Style. See print copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association at REF DESK BF 76.7 .P83 2020 (7th Edition).

For sociology, there is the American Sociological Association. Also see the Sociology Subject Guide.

Historians use the Chicago Manual of Style Print copy at REF DESK Z 253 .U69 2017 (17th edition), also see the Handbook for Historians.

The humanities tend to use the Modern Language Association style. See MLA style. Print copy of MLA Handbook at REF DESK LB2369 .G53 2021 (9th edition).


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