A number of the Library's online databases allow you to easily generate citations.
It is important to remember to double check the citations against the actual style guide.
Additional online citation generators are listed below.
Anthropology courses at PLU generally require students to use the American Anthropological Association (AAA) style guide for research papers.
Full-text is available online.
Chemistry courses at PLU generally require students to use the American Chemical Society (ACS) style guide for research papers.
You can use the American Geophysical Union Publications Style for your citations, unless your professor has asked you to use something else. The citation style guide, along with information on manuscript preparation, is available online.
Here is a side-by-side comparison chart with examples that show the difference between MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles. Covers everything from books and journal articles to blogs and YouTube videos.
Nursing, Business, Psychology & other Social Science courses at PLU generally require students to use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) for research papers.
Sociology courses at PLU may require students to use the American Sociological Association (ASA) style guide for research papers.
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation is considered "the definitive style guide for legal citations in the United States."
Biology & other Natural Science courses at PLU may require students to use Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers for research papers.
You can use the GSA Reference Guidelines for your citations, unless your professor has asked you to use something else. The citation style guide, along with information on manuscript preparation, is available online.
English and other Language & Humanities courses often require students to use the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, from the Modern Language Association.
Some Religion courses require students to use the SBL Handbook of Style, from the Society of Biblical Literature.
This style addresses some of the unique sources used in Biblical Studies including commentaries & Biblical citations.
Professors in various courses may require the use of Kate Turabians, A Manual for Writers. This is a modified version of the Chicago Style.
The Style Manual for Political Science is based on the Chicago Manual of Style and provides specific instruction for citing the various resource types used in Political Science research.