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Writing Center: Citation Styles

A guide to information to help you research and write more effectively.

List of Documentation Styles

  • MLA (Modern Language Association): English and other Humanities
  • APA (American Psychological Association): Psychology, Social Work, and other Social Sciences.
  • Chicago Style: History; Political Science; Christian Studies
  • ACS (American Chemical Society) Style: Chemistry
  • CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style: Biology
    • CSE is used to be called CBE (Council of Biology Editors). However, since most biologists, zoologists, earth scientists, geneticists, and other scientists use one of three systems of documentation specified by CSE, finally they decided to change the name CBE to CSE to be more inclusive.
  • AP (Associated Press): Journalism
  • APSA (American Political Science Association)