Answered By: Sarah Hazelmyer
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2018     Views: 49

Here are some helpful resources that will help you in properly documenting, formatting, and citing in your desired documentation style.

American Anthropological Association (AAA)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Geological Institute (AGI)

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

American Management Association (AMA)

American Mathematic Society (AMS)

American Medical Association (AMA)

American Political Science Association (APSA)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Associated Press Stylebook (APS)

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

American Sociological Association (ASA)

Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago)

Congressional Information Service (CIS)

Council of Science Editors (CSE)

Harvard Law Review Bluebook (Bluebook)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Linguistic Society of America (LSA)

Modern Language Association


  • Writing about Music: A Style Sheet from the Editors of 19th Century Music by D. Kern Holoman

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Science and Technical Writing

  • Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style by Rubens Philip
  • The Manual of Scientific Style: A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Researchers by Harold Rabinowitz and Suzanne Vogel



There are many resources here at the library to help you with citations, including both the Noel Studio and the Student Success Center. Both are happy to help, whether by appointment or by simply walking in. The Noel Studio also offers workshops on citing sources, which you can request at least two weeks in advance. In addition, the library has created several resources that will help walk you through the citation process.

Many of our online databases (including all of the EBSCOhost databases), provide citation information for you upon finding an article. Here is an example from Academic Search Complete, the most commonly used database:


Once you've found an article, simply pull up the article's information page (as shown above) and click on "Cite" (which can be found in the right-hand menu). This will lead you to a list of citations in various formats that you can use to make your bibliography a little easier to complete. As a general warning, these are usually not perfectly accurate, but they are a great place to start in a pinch!