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CGU PP 420a/Foreign Policy of the United States of America/Professor Bunker: Citing

Citing Your Sources

MLA StyleAPA Style

There are many different "styles" you may choose from when citing sources. Your professor will probably tell you which "style" is preferred for your class. MLA (Modern Language Association), Chicago, and APA (American Psychological Association) are the three which are used most often by students at The Claremont Colleges.


The following quick guides for citing your sources are from Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation Online.

If you need to cite legal documents or government publications, or just understand the citations you find, the following guides will help.

Recent editions of style manuals, which include more detailed information and examples, are available at the Services Desk in Honnold/Mudd Library.

If you need help on your research project, talk to your professor, stop by the Services Desk at Honnold/Mudd Library, make an appointment to talk with a Reference Librarian, or talk with someone in the Writing Center on your campus.

APA Style Manual

Available for check out HON BF 76.7 .P83 2010, and on reserve and in Reference.

NEW 2010 (6th EDITION) APA Tutorial about changes in this edition.


The American Psychological Association Publication Manual is the required style manual for writing psychology papers.
Many other fields in the social sciences also use APA style.
If you are preparing an original paper for publication, many journals will require this style as well. (Most journals have the style requirements for submitted papers on their web sites, and within the journal issues.)

American Psychological Association. Publication Manual.
The current edition is available at HON REF BF76.7 .P83 2010
and on reserve (2 hour or 7 day) and available for check out HON BF 76.7 .P83 2010

It is not available in electronic format, but if you have a quick question try this good page of examples .

APA Style Resources has other useful sources linked.

These books may be helpful:

The Concise Rules of APA Style, 6th edition.
                    HON, HON REF, or HON REF DESK BF 76.7 .C66 2010 .
Writing with style : APA style made easy. HON BF76.8 .S93 1999

Or call the reference desk.

APA/OWL/Purdue Online Writing Lab

Citing Government Information

Chicago Citation Style