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APA (7th ed.)
MLA (8th ed.)
Chicago/Turabian (17th ed.)
Citation management tools can collect your references and automatically cite them for you.
What needs to be included in a citation (what information do I need?)
What information do I need to cite a journal article?
How to identify and find the elements you need to cite an article, whether online or print. With examples.
What information do I need to cite a webpage?
Learn how to identify and find the elements you need to cite an webpage, including blog posts, reports, and other files. With examples.
What information do I need to cite a book?
How to identify and find the elements you need to cite a book, including print and ebooks. With examples.
Citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers
APA and MLA style manuals do not include instructions for citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers.
Business sources -- APA style for document types common to Business.
Government documents and statistics
How to Cite Statistics Canada Products
From Statistics Canada. A tool that describes how to build a reference when citing any type of Statistics Canada product.
How Do I Cite Government Publications? (McMaster University)
Humanities and Social Sciences
American Anthropological Association (AAA)
Note: As of Sept 2015, their guide has been discontinued and AAA recommends the use of Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Date).
Canadian Journal of Communication
Guidelines for submissions to this journal, including citing.
APSA Style Manual for Political Science (2018) (American Political Science Association)
Interdisciplinary and general (other)
Harvard style: A generic name for author-date style for citing and referencing, not affiliated with Harvard University. Some interpretations and guides:
- Anglia Ruskin University's guide
- University of Sheffield (for UK and EU documents)
- Monash University
Legal research materials (Lederman Law Library, Queen's University. Examples of citations for Canadian legal research resources.)
CSE (Council of Science Editors) style [print]
AMA Citation Style Guide (BCIT's guide to American Medical Association style)
AMA Style (University of Waterloo's guide to American Medical Association style)
Citing Medicine: The NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers. For more National Library of Medicine (NLM) style guides see:
- NLM Catalog: Journals referenced in the NCBI databases
- Samples of Formatted References for Authors of Journal Articles, from the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors)
- The Taylor & Francis Standard Reference Style: NLM guide;
Vancouver Style, like NLM style, uses Citing Medicine: The NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers
(See also the University of Queensland Vancouver style guide)
Maps and geospatial data
Science and Technology
American Chemical Society (ACS)
- The ACS guide to scholarly communication (see Part 4.3 for details on citing including examples)
- Williams College Library ACS guide
Council of Science Editors
- Dalhousie University CSE guide
- Indian River State College CSE guide
- Thompson Rivers University CSE guide
Break down your writing assignments into a series of manageable steps.
Writing services at SFU
Student Learning Commons (SLC) -- for undergraduates.