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IDIS 335: Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies: Citing sources

Citing Sources: All Styles

Which citation style should I use?

The citation style you use in your research can be determined by your professor. That said, each discipline typically uses one or two styles. In general:

  • Use APA for social sciences
  • Use MLA for literature, arts, and humanities
  • Use Chicago for arts and humanities

Specific dsiciplines:
Art-
MLA or Chicago
Biology- CSE 
Business (Management/Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Economics)- APA
Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution- APA

Education/Physical Education- APA
English- MLA
Exercise Science- AMA or APA
Philosophy- MLA
Political Science- APA
Psychology- APA
Social Work- APA
Sociology- APA or ASA

Purdue University - Online Writing Lab (OWL) - APA Style

Purdue OWL APA Style - Purdue Online Writing Lab - Purdue University

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material

ProQuest RefWorks