What is MLA Style?
What is APA Style?
When documenting sources, writers of research papers use a particular citation style. APA (American Psychological Association) Style is generally used for disciplines such as Psychology, Sociology, Education, Nursing, Communication, and other social sciences.
What is Chicago/Turabian Style?
The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) covers a variety of topics from manuscript preparation and publication to grammar, usage, and documentation. There are two CMS documentation styles: the Notes-Bibliography System (NB), which is preferred for literature, history, and the arts. The other documentation style, the Author-Date System, is preferred in the social/sciences. We will focus on the Notes-Bibliography System here. Bibliographical info is placed in notes and a bibliography. A bibliography follows the end of a research paper.
What is CSE Style?
The standard citation style guide book for the natural and physical sciences is the Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Author, Editors and Publishers, 7th edition, 2006. We commonly refer to it as "the CSE Manual".
CSE (Council of Science Editors) 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.