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Citation Guides (Chicago, APA): Home

Guides to help you cite sources for research papers

Welcome & Additional Assistance

This LibGuide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing a paper or dissertation.

If you need assistance beyond what this guide offers, feel free to get in touch with our Writing and Speech Center instructor, Jennifer Mawhorter, at 909-447-2539, or email her at writingcenter@cst.edu. You can also make a Writing and Speech Center appointment online. The Writing and Speech Center website also provides helpful guidance and access to resources.

Chicago Style

The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.) is CST's default/standard style manual, and specifically, the Notes/Bibliography format of the Chicago Manual of Style, NOT the Author/Date format.

CST faculty, staff, and students can access CST's subscription to the online Chicago Manual of Style. For a short summation see the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide. The book links below may be useful for those who want a print reference copy. Turabian is essentially an abridged, print guide to the Chicago Manual of Style.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides excellent guidance, including a general introduction, a broad overview of the format, a sample essay, as well as numerous formatting examples for books, periodicals, and web sources.

APA Style

With approval from a professor, CST students may opt to use the APA (American Psychological Association) style guide, especially for essays and dissertations that deal heavily with the social sciences.

CST faculty, staff, and students can consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, available in the CST Library. 

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides excellent guidance, including a general introduction, a broad overview of the format, a sample essayin-text citation basics, as well as numerous formatting examples for books, periodicals, and web sources.

MLA Style

With approval from a professor, CST students may opt to use the MLA (Modern Language Association) style guide.

CST faculty, staff, and students can consult the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing available at the Honnald Mudd Library. 

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides excellent guidance, including a general introduction, a broad overview of the format, a sample essayin-text citation basics, as well as numerous formatting examples for booksperiodicals, and web sources.

Additional Guidance

Review Purdue Online Writing Lab's Citation Style Chart for side-by-side comparison of Chicago, MLA, and APA Styles.

Students researching and writing in Biblical Studies are encouraged to use the SBL Handbook of Style (see the link below), especially for citations of Biblical and Classical sources.

Citation and Research Management Tools abound. Just remember that these programs and services are only as good as the data (metadata) on which they rely. Students are responsible to check the accuracy of citations against the style guide.

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