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Documenting Sources in the Disciplines: Overview

Summary:

This handout provides an exhaustive list of style guide information for documenting sources in different disciplines. The handout is organized by discipline and includes both a link to the main organizational website and also a link for an online guide to using that style.

Contributors:Dana Lynn Driscoll, Allen Brizee
Last Edited: 2012-06-04 01:47:55

Each discipline uses its own citation style; therefore, when it comes time to document sources for a paper, you will have to make sure that you choose and follow the appropriate guidelines for the discipline you are writing in. This handout will help you find resources for citing sources and formatting your paper in various disciplines. If you are looking for how to document electronic sources, please click here.

The best source for information about citing sources and formatting papers in any discipline is their style manual. Many disciplines now also have supplementary web sites to accompany their style manuals, which will include the latest updates for citation formats, particularly for documenting electronic sources. Here is a list (with MLA formatted citations) of some style manuals for various disciplines and their accompanying websites (if available). The list also includes links to material that explains how to use these citation styles in more detail, including material available on our OWL.

Most of these style manual listings were taken from the MLA style manual. Wikipedia also maintains a list of citation styles. If you know of other official style manuals and related websites for your discipline or for a discipline not listed here, please send us an email via this form with the information and we will add it to the page.

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