Citation Guides

Always ask your instructor which style of scholarly citation you need to use for a particular paper or project. Knowing when and how to document your sources allows you to build a foundation for your own ideas, take part in a scholarly conversation, and avoid any charge of plagiarism. You can see the College's official plagiarism policy.

Additional Style Guides

Anthropology:
Biology:
  • McMillan, Vicky. Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences, 5th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012.
    • Location: Main Collection and Ready Reference – 808.06657 M167w
  • Pechenik, Jan A. A Short Guide to Writing about Biology, 3rd ed. New York: Longman, 1997.
    • Location: Ready Reference – 808.06657 P367s
Chemistry:
  • Dodd, Janet S., ed. The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 2006.
    • Location: Ready Reference – 808.06654 A187s
General:
  • Kirszner, Laurie G., and Stephen R. Mandell. The Wadsworth Handbook, 7th ed. Boston, MA: Thomson Wadsworth, 2005.
    • Location: Ready Reference &ndsah; 808.042 K61h
  • Walker, Janice R. and Todd Taylor. The Columbia Guide to Online Style. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
    • Location: Ready Reference – 808.02 W181c
Journalism:
  • Goldstein, Norm, ed. The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law: With Internet Guide and Glossary. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 2002.
    • Location: Ready Reference and Main Collection – 808.027 A849p
Law:
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 17th ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law Review Association, 2000.
    • Location: Ready Reference – 347.30847 B658ad
Physics:
Sociology: