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Style Guides

The authoritative sources for each documentation style (APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian) are the style manuals themselves. You can easily find these in the Reference section of the library. Paper specifications may also vary based on guidelines that are specific to a particular course, teacher, or department. Be sure you know your teacher’s requirements for documentation styles.


APA style: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by the American Psychological Association.


MLA style: MLA Handbook for Writers by Joseph Gibaldi

Turabian (Chicago)

Turabian (also known as Chicago) style: A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian

Turabian for Bible Department papers only: Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology by Nancy J. Vhymeister