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Style Manuals & Examples

If you would rather use a print copy of a style manual, they can be found behind the front desk at both Carrier and Rose and can be checked out upon request. 

APA - American Psychological Association

Created by the American Psychological Association, this site provides tutorials for the APA style as well as a detailed FAQ section to take you straight to the citation answers you need... [more info]
Created by JMU Libraries, this document contains examples for the most frequently cited material in APA (American Psychological Association) format; includes examples of citing Internet resources. (MS Word document) [more info]

The Chicago Manual of Style and Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

Get help citing sources, determining proper grammar and usage, creating style sheets, and more. [more info]
Excerpt from website: Kate L. Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations presents two basic documentation systems, notes-bibliography style (or simply bibliography style) and parenthetical citations–reference list style (or reference list style). These styles are essentially the same as those presented in The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, with slight modifications for the needs of student writers... [more info]
Created by L&ET; adapted from The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed, 2010. (MS Word document) [more info]
Created by L&ET; adapted from The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed, 2010. (MS Word document) [more info]

MLA - Modern Language Association

Includes examples of citing Internet resources according to the Modern Language Association... [more info]


This document contains information for creating citations in American Medical Association (AMA) style. [more info]
American Political Science Assocation (APSA) citation guide created by the University of Wisconsin - Madison's Writing Center. [more info]
Council for Science Editors' (formerly Council for Biology Editors) Citation Guide website created by Ohio State University. [more info]

Variety of Examples

The sites below all show a variety of examples from the style manuals listed above.

Writing style guide for help in citing news and business resources from LexisNexis Academic in MLA, APA and Turabian style. [more info]
Guide for finding a specific law, legal decision, or law review article when you have the citation in hand. You can retrieve it immediately on the appropriate legal search form(s) or the Power Search form. [more info]
Links to pages illustrating the MLA, APA, and other citation styles. [more info]