Citation Styles

Commonly Used Citation Styles

APA (American Psychological Association)

MLA (Modern Language Association)

Chicago/Turabian Style

ASA (American Sociological Association)

Sciences & Engineering Citations

Council of Science Editors (CSE): Biology & Other Sciences

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Style

American Chemical Society (ACS) Style Guide

Other Styles & Resources

Print copies of a variety of citation style guides are kept at the Research Center Desk in Dimond Library or any of the branch libraries; just ask for assistance.

Bibliographic Management Tools

Bibliographic management tools allow you to store, manage, and format citations. They can import references from databases, place citations formatted in various styles directly into your text, and create reference lists.

RefWorks is a web-based product available to current UNH students, faculty, and staff for free.

EndNote can be purchased at the UNH Computer Store; there is also a web version available. The UNH Library does not subscribe to EndNote.

Online Guides

Your instructor may designate a particular journal title as the style guide, using either a particular article or the "instruction to authors" guidelines on the journal website or in a print issue. RefWorks also includes hundreds of journal styles.

Citation Help Through Library Databases

Some library databases, such as those from EBSCOhost and ProQuest, allow you to get references in selected styles such as MLA, APA or AMA when emailing and saving records.

Avoiding Plagiarism