Citation Guides

At TCC, three citation styles are commonly used. 

Always check with the instructor to find out which style to use.

APA Citations

APA is used primarily in Psychology, Sociology, Business, Education, and the Sciences.

Take the APA Interactive Tutorial


MLA Citations

MLA is used primarily in English and the Humanities. 


Turabian / Chicago Manual of Style

Turabian / Chicago is used primarily in History and Economics.


Other Styles

AP - Associated Press Style  -  "provides guidelines for news writing. Many newspapers, magazines and public relations offices across the United States use AP style. . . .  a basic knowledge of AP style is considered essential to those who want to work in print journalism".  Purdue Owl.
AMA - American Medical Association, 10th edition
CSE - Council of Science Editors  [Formerly Council of Biology Editors]

APSA - The Style Manual for Political Science - Washington, DC: American Political Science Association, 2002. examples from  Saint Mary's University  & University of Wisconsin-Madison

Web Citation Resources


A free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. Demo video. Lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.