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Citation Styles: Other Styles

This guide will help you cite your sources in your papers and projects!

Political Science & Legal Studies Styles

APSA (American Political Science Association) Style, which is based on The Chicago Manual of Style, is used by the Political Science and Legal Studies Department at ECU.

The Bluebook is a widely used style guide that specifically addresses legal citation.

Using AMA Style

The main book that you need to cite your sources and format your work in is the AMA Manual of Style (10th ed.):

Find it behind the Reference Desk. 

 

To get you started, here's the format for citing the most common types of resources in your AMA Style Reference List:  

  • Individual references are NOT double-spaced or indented after the first line.
  • References are listed in the order they are cited in the text. When citing the same source more than once, give the number of the original reference, then include the page number (within the parentheses) where the information was found.
  • References are numbered (1., 2., 3., etc.). These numbers correspond to your in-text citations.
  • Multiple authors are separated by commas up to six names.  More than six, list the first three followed by "et al".

 

bookbookBook

Author last name Author first initial. Title of Work: Subtitle Also Capitalized. ?th ed. Place of Publication: Publisher; year.

bookChapter of a Book

Author last name Author first initial (of the chapter). Chapter title in book: subtitle not capitalized. In: Author last name Author first initial (of the book). Title of Work: Subtitle Also Capitalized. ?th ed. Place of Publication: Publisher; year:pgs of chapter.

 

ArticlesArticle

Author last name Author first initial. Title of article not capitalized. Abbreviated Title of Periodical.  Year;Volume(Issue number if available):page range.

ArticlesArticle from a Database

Author last name Author first initial. Title of article not capitalized. Abbreviated Title of Periodical.  Year;Volume(Issue number if available):page range. doi:0000000/000000000000. or http://webaddress. Accessed [date].

 

For abbreviated periodical titles, see the AMA Manual of Style, 10th ed. pgs. 472-500 or the U.S. National Library of Medicine's Fact Sheet.

web pageWeb Page

Author last name Author's first initials. Title of the specific item cited. Name of the Website. http://webaddress. Published [date]. Updated [date]. Accessed [date]. 

 

Need more help with AMA Style? Check out the following resources:

Using Chicago Style

The main book that will help you cite your sources and format your work in Chicago Style is The Chicago Manual of Style:

The Chicago Manual of Style 

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To get you started, here's the format for citing the most common types of resources in your Chicago Style bibliography:

 

BookBook

Author's Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.

 

ArticlesArticle in a Journal found in a Database

Author's Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article.” Journal Title volume number, no. issue number (publication date): page number-page number. Accessed date. Doi: 0000000/000000000000 or http://dx.doi.org/10.0000/0000

web pageWeb Source

Author's Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Web Page.” Publishing Organization or Name of Web Site. Publication date and/or access date if available. URL.

 

Don't forget that you can use either the notes-bibliography system or the author-date system in Chicago Style!

 

Need more help with Chicago Style? Check out the following resources.

Using CSE Style

The main book you'll need to cite your sources and format your work in the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Scientific Style is Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.

CSE Style

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To get you started, here's some basic end citations in all three versions of the CSE style:

Book Book

Citation-Name and Citation-Sequence Name-Year
Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title. Edition. Place of publication: publisher; date. Page range. Notes.
Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Date. Full book title. Edition. Place of publication: publisher. Page range. Notes.

ArticlesArticle in a Paper Scholarly Journal

Citation-Name and Citation-Sequence Name-Year
Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Article title. Standard abbreviation of journal title. Date;volume(issue):page range.
Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Date. Article title. Standard abbreviation of journal title. Volume(issue):page range.

ArticlesArticle in an Online Scholarly Journal

Citation-Name and Citation-Sequence Name-Year
Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Title of article. Standard abbreviation of journal title (edition). Date of publication [date updated; date accessed];volume(issue):page range. URL. doi:0000000/000000000000.
Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. Date of publication. Title of article. Standard abbreviation of journal title (edition). [date updated; date accessed];Volume(issue):page range. URL. doi:0000000/000000000000.

web pageWeb Page

Citation-Name and Citation-Sequence Name-Year
Title of Homepage. Edition. Place of publication: publisher; date of publication [date updated; date accessed]. URL.
Title of Homepage. Date of publication. Edition. Place of publication: publisher; [date updated; date accessed]. URL.

 

Remember that this style also uses in-text citations! Check your particular version to format them correctly.

 

Need more help with CSE style? Use the following resources: