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APA (6th ed.)
MLA (8th ed.)
Chicago/Turabian (17th ed.)
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.
NEW: Citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers
APA and MLA style manuals do not include instructions for citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers. However, NorQuest College has developed the following templates:
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 style (ACS) (Williams Libraries)
Council of Science Editors
- Dalhousie University CSE guide
- Indian River State College CSE guide
- Thompson Rivers University CSE guide
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