I need help with a citation style (APA, MLA, etc).

APA (commonly used in the social sciences)

You can also manually set your default document layout to APA style using Microsoft Word.  For help with default settings and information on formatting, this video on YouTube can be helpful.


 MLA (commonly used in the humanities)

You can manually set your default document layout to MLA style using Microsoft Word.  For help with default settings and information on formatting, this video on YouTube can be helpful. 


 Chicago (commonly used in history and other humanities disciplines)

There are two types of Chicago format:

  • The author-date style uses parenthetical citations, which means that the citation information is within parentheses beside the quoted or paraphrased information.
  • The note-bibliography (NB) style requires the use of footnotes or endnotes, which means that the citation information is either at the foot of the page or at the end of the article and is noted at the end of the quoted or paraphrased text with a number in superscript. 

Both styles are explained in detail in the Chicago Manual of Style Online.

For help with default settings and information on formatting your paper in Microsoft Word, this video on YouTube may be helpful.