Citation Guides

Always ask your instructor which style of scholarly citation you need to use for a particular paper or project. Academic writing is filled with rules—and knowing when and how to document your sources shows that you can take part in academic 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: