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A listing of some other commonly used citation styles, organized by subject area. Use the navigation menu to choose the area you need.

If you are unsure of which citation style to use, ask your instructor.

Arts & Humanities

See our sections for MLA Style and Chicago Manual of Style, common formats in the arts and humanities. Another citation style is Turabian, a modified version of Chicago style.

Science & Medicine

ACS (American Chemical Society)

AMA (American Medical Association)

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

ASME primarily uses the Chicago Manual of Style for reference format. From ASME Journals Digital Submission Tool:

Within the text, references should be cited in numerical order according to their order of appearance. The numbered reference citation within text should be enclosed in brackets.

Example: It was shown by Prusa [1] that the width of the plume decreases under these conditions.

In the case of two citations, the numbers should be separated by a comma [1,2]. In the case of more than two references, the numbers should be separated by a dash [5-7].

Note: ASME primarily uses a form of the Chicago Manual of Style for reference format.

References should be listed together at the end of the paper; footnotes should not be used for this purpose.

References should be arranged in numerical order according to the sequence of citations within the text. Each reference should include the last name of each author followed by initials and/or first name.

CSE (Council of Science Editors)

IEEE (Engineering)

Social Sciences

See our section on APA Style, a common format for social sciences. Other citation styles include:

ASA (American Sociological Association)

APSA (American Political Science Association)

Government & Law

Government Information

Legal Information, Laws, Court Cases, etc.

Journalism & Mass Media

The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law  (Call Number: REF PN4783 .A83), located on the 3rd floor of Cofrin Library.