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This handy libguide will tell you everything you need to know about citations and how to organize them.

Popular Styles

                                        Popular Citation Styles

Citations come in many different styles. These include

  • APA
  • MLA
  • IEE
  • ACS
  • Chicago

APA and MLA are the most commonly used ones, but you may sometimes encounter IEEE in engineering papers, or ACS in chemistry papers. Use the navigation to explore these formats in more detail.

Note: If you're ever uncertain about which style to use, always ask your professor! If you're looking to publish, check the publisher's guidelines directly to determine which style they want you to use.

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Popular Citation Styles and Who Use Them!

Citation Style Who Uses It
MLA Communications, English, Foreign Language, Literature, and Religious Studies
APA Business/Economics, Education, Linguistic Studies, Nursing, and Psychology
Chicago Anthropology, Art History, Fine Arts, History, and Philosophy
IEEE Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Science, and Mechanical Engineering
ACS Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics


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