Citing References

APA Style Guide

This guide is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010).  For additional examples, please refer to the APA Citation Sytle Tips or  to the print Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010) which is available in the Thompson Library Grand Reading Room and at other Ohio State University Libraries (Call Number: BF76.7 P83 2010).  See also the Frequently Asked Questions page on the APA Style website.

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Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (University of Chicago Press, 2010) offers two basic citation systems: 1) The Notes-Bibliography system, recommended for literature, history, and the arts; and 2) The Author-Date system, recommended for the physical, natural, and social sciences. For a brief overview of both systems, please see the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide, provided on the publishers website. For more specific examples, please see Chapters 14 and 15 of The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Please note: Your osu name.# and password may be required to access this resource.

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Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style Guide

This guide is based on Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th edition (Reston, VA : Council of Science Editors in cooperation with the Rockefeller University Press, 2006). The developers of this citation style were formerly known as the Council of Biology Editors (CBE). Examples are provided in Name-Year format. Bibliography items are listed alphabetically at the end of the research paper. Items are referred to in the body of the paper using the In-Text style. If none of these examples seem appropriate, consult the CSE Manual available in the Reference collections of many OSU Library locations (T11 S386 2006).

 

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MLA Style Guide

This guide is based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition (Modern Language Association, 2009).  Works Cited items are listed alphabetically at the end of the research paper and should be double-spaced.  Parenthetical references are items referred to in the body of the paper. For additional examples, please refer to the MLA Citation Style Tips or  to the print  MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, available in the reference collections of the Thompson Library, Science and Engineering Library, and other Ohio State University locations (Call number LB2369 G53 2009).

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Turabian Style Guide

Based on The Chicago Manual of Style 16th ed. (University of Chicago Press, 2010), Kate Turabian's  A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations also provides information on two basic citation systems: 1) The Notes-Bibliography system, recommended for literature, history, and the arts; and 2) The Author-Date system, recommended for the physical, natural, and social sciences. For a brief overview of both systems, please see the Turabian Quick Guide, provided on the publishers website. For more specific examples, please see A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.

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