Documentation Styles

APA (American Psychological Association)

Updated_APA_overview_8-1-11.pdf 

Online Guide to APA:
Purdue OWL

APA in print
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. /4th printing (2010). Available in the Burns Peer Tutoring Center, at the Simmons Reference Desk, and in the Simmons Reference collection.

If you have a specific question about APA Style, you may also email the APA Style Experts at: styleexpert@apastyle.org Please note that APA work hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


ASA (American Sociological Association)

Online Guides to ASA:

ASA website
ASA Style Guide (Buffalo State)

MLA (Modern Language Association)

MLA Overview handout

Online Guides to MLA:

Bedford St. Martin's
Purdue OWL

MLA in print:

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (2009). Available in the Writing Center, at Simmons Reference Desk, and in Simmons Reference collection, LB2369 .M53 2003

Chicago / Turabian (a modified version of Chicago)

Chicago: Humanities Style handout (Burns Peer Tutoring Center)

Chicago: Author-Date Style handout (Burns Peer Tutoring Center)

Online Guides to Chicago / Turabian:
Bedford St. Martin's (Chicago)
Chicago Manual Online

Chicago / Turabian in print:

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed. (2007). Available at Simmons Reference Desk.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (2003). Available at the Writing Center and in the Simmons Reference collection, LB2369 .U69 2003


CSE (Council of Science Editors; formerly known as CBE, Council of Biology Editors)

CSE (Council of Science Editors; formerly known as CBE, Council of Biology Editors)

Online Guide to CSE:
Bedford St. Martin's

CSE in print:
Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th ed. (2006). The 6th edition is available in the Simmons Reference collection, QH304 .C68 1994

AMA (American Medical Association)

Online Guides to AMA:

AMA in print:

AMA Manual of Style, 10th ed. (2007). Available at Simmons Reference Desk. The 9th edition (1998) is available in the Simmons Reference collection, R119 .A533 1998.