Writing & Citation Style Guides
Table of Contents
- APA (6th ed.) | APA (animated tutorial)
- MLA (7th ed.) | MLA (animated tutorial)
- Chicago/Turabian (16th ed.)
- Business sources (APA style, 6th ed.)
- Government documents, Canadian: APA style | MLA style | Chicago style
- Legal research materials. Lederman Law Library, Queen's University. Examples of citations for Canadian legal research resources.
Statistical data (SFU library guide)
- How to Cite Statistics Canada Products. From Statistics Canada. A new online tool that describes how to build a reference when citing any type of Statistics Canada product.
- Citing for Anthropologists - American Anthropological Association (AAA) - Style Guide
Citing for archaeologists - SAA style (Society for American Archaeology)
- Style Guide for American Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity. Scroll down to page 14 to see citation formats.
- Citing for biologists - CSE style.
- Citing for chemists - ACS Style (American Sociological Association)
- Citing for engineers - IEEE style
Citing for health professionals:
AMA manual of style: A guide for authors and editors
- See also the AMA Citation Style Guide from the British Columbia Institute of Technology
- Citing Medicine: The NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [online]
Vancouver Style, like NLM style, uses Citing Medicine: The NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [online]
- See also the University of Queensland Vancouver style guide
- AMA manual of style: A guide for authors and editors
Citing for social scientists - ASA Style
- Style Guide/American Sociological Association [print]
Canadian Journal of Communication / Author guidelines
- Scroll down the page to see citation formats.
- This is a generic name for author-date style for citing and referencing. It is not affiliated with Harvard University or with any other institution or authority, therefore some rules have been interpreted slightly differently by different institutions. There are many styles which follow the author-date rules, and one of them is the APA style.
For more help with citing:
- The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) includes excellent resources for APA and MLA formatting.
- Ask a Librarian, in person, online, or by phone.
For more help with writing:
- Assignment Calculator: Use the Assignment Calculator to help you break down your writing assignments into a series of manageable steps. All you need to get started is the date your assignment is due.
- Copyright at SFU: Find out about using copyright protected materials in your writing.
Plagiarism - What is it and how you can avoid it.
- Take the SFU Library interactive tutorial Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism to test yourself and to learn more about plagiarism.
Le plagiat - qu'est-ce que le plagiat et comment l'éviter?
- Inscrivez-vous à la séance interactive de tutorat de SFU "Comprendre et éviter le plagiat" (Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism) pour évaluer vos connaissances en matière de plagiat.
University reading and writing
- Student Learning Commons (SLC).
- Support for graduate students, including for preparing and submitting your thesis.