- AAA/SAA (anthropology)
- ASA (sociology)
- ACS (chemistry)
- CSE/NLM (sciences)
- APSA (political science)
- APA (english/general studies)
- MLA (english/general studies)
- Associated Press/AP (news writing)
Your instructor may indicate which style they want you to use in the assignment's description or class syllabus. Above are the generally recommended subject specific style guides.
The Importance of Citation
Basic Citation Components
Citations of particular materials (i.e., books, journals, websites) are easily recognizable by the content that they require. When writing citations from scratch, be sure to include the following general components.