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Citation Management

Citation Management

Citations are a vital part of the research process. They allow the reader to locate sources used as part of your research, lend credibility to your argumentation, and demonstrate your ability to participate in a scholarly dialogue. Proper citations also give credit to the original authors of the sources or ideas you are using. Without these citations, it is impossible to avoid plagiarism.

Citation styles vary by discipline. The following list provides the most commonly used citation styles. However, be aware that many disciplines use two or more styles. To be sure you are using the correct style, check with your professor.

Anthropology: Chicago

Art & Art History: Chicago

Biological Sciences: CSE

Chemistry: ACS

Computer Science: Chicago

Economics & Accounting: Chicago

Education: APA

English: MLA

Film & Media Studies: MLA; Chicago

Geography: APA

German: MLA

History: Chicago

Philosophy: MLA; Chicago

Physics and Astronomy: APA; MLA; AIP

Political Science: APSA; Chicago; APA

Psychology: APA

Sociology: APA

Women & Gender Studies: APA; Chicago