Styles For Citing Sources
The two most common styles for footnotes and bibliographies (lists of works cited) are the MLA and the APA styles. OCC Libraries have print manuals for these and other styles. They are also described and exemplified in the Web sites listed below. Ask your instructor whether he or she has a preferred style.
Five Primary Styles & The Fields In Which They Are Used
- AMA (American Medical Association) - medicine, health, and biological sciences.
- APA (American Psychological Association) - psychology, education, and other social sciences. More on APA Style.
- CBE (Council of Biology Editors) - science
- Chicago Manual of Style / Turabian humanities. More on Chicago/Turabian Style.
- MLA (Modern Language Association) - literature, arts, and humanities. More on MLA Style.