Citation Guides

Citation Guides
AMA
APA
ASA
Chicago
CSE/NLM
MLA
Uniform

Citation Guides

Citing is a very important part of the academic writing process. For assistance with referencing and citations, the library staff at the Beryl Ivey Library have created quick-reference guides for the major styles used at Brescia.

Under each Citation Style tab, you will find some information about the style and the Brescia Guide in both Word and PDF.

Please note that specialized citations, formatting, and style questions should still be directed toward to manual for each specific style.

Some journals will use title abbreviations. To learn interpreting or creating these, check out our Acronyms and Abbreviations page.

AMA Style

The American Medical Association (AMA) citation style is commonly used in medical and health sciences. The Brescia AMA Citation Guide will give you a basic introduction to in-text citation and referencing in AMA style.

AMA Guide - PDF
AMA Guide - Word

For more information please see:

American Medical Association Manual of Style – Brescia Reference R119.A47 2007

APA Style

The American Psychological Association (APA) citation style is commonly used in the social sciences. The Brescia APA Citation Guide will give you a basic introduction to in-text citations and referencing in APA style.

APA Guide - PDF
APA Guide - Word

For more information, please see:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed) - Brescia Reference BF76.7P97 2010
APA Style Guide to Electronic References – Online

ASA Style

The American Sociological Association (ASA) is commonly used in the social sciences. The Brescia ASA Citation Guide will give you a basic introduction to in-text citations and referencing in ASA style.

ASA Guide - PDF
ASA Guide - Word

For more information, please see:

American Sociological Association Style Guide (4th Ed.) – Brescia Reference HM569.A51 2010

Chicago Style

The Chicago Style is commonly used in the social sciences. The Brescia Chicago Citation Guide will give you a basic introduction to in-text citations and referencing in Chicago style. The Chicago Manual of Style requires either (1) footnotes and a bibliography or (2) in-text author-date citations and a reference list. Our citation guide shows examples for footnotes and a bibliography. You can find examples for option (2) in the Chicago Manual of Style.

Chicago Guide - PDF
Chicago Guide - Word

For more information, please see:

The Chicago Manual of Style – Online and in Brescia Reference PE1408.53 2010

CSE/NLM Style

The Council of Science Editors (CSE) and National Library of Medicine (NLM) styles are commonly used in the sciences. This style is also used in the Journal of Food Science. The Brescia CSE/NLM Citation Guide will give you a basic introduction to in-text citations and referencing in CSE/NLM style.  Our guide follows the Name-Year format, which corresponds with the format used in the Journal of Food Science.

CSE/NLM Guide - PDF
CSE/NLM Guide - Word

This style relies on journal abbreviations. For assistance with abbreviating journal titles, try:

  1. The NLM Journal Catalog
  2. Web of Science
  3. Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory — Search by journal title or keywords and click the link for more information. Abbreviations are located in the “Additional Title Details” section under “MEDLINE abbreviation.”

For more information, please see:

Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (7th Ed.) – Brescia Reference Q180.3.S41 2006
Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (2nd Ed.) – Online

MLA Style

The Modern Languages Association (MLA) Style is commonly used in the humanities. The Brescia MLA Citation Guide will give you a basic introduction to in-text citations and referencing in MLA style.

MLA Guide - PDF
MLA Guide - Word

For more information, please see:

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers – Brescia Reference PN147.G43 2009

Uniform Requirements Style

The Uniform Requirements style is commonly used in the sciences. This style is also known as the International Committee of Medical Journal Editor’s Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Jounrals (ICMJE), and was previuosly known as Vancouver style. The Brescia Uniform Requierments Citation Guide will give you a basic introduction to in-text citations and referencing in Uniform Requirements style.

Uniform Guide - PDF
Uniform Guide - Word

This style relies on journal abbreviations. For assistance with abbreviating journal titles, try:

  1. The NLM Journal Catalog
  2. Web of Science
  3. Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory — Search by journal title or keywords and click the link for more information. Abbreviations are located in the “Additional Title Details” section under “MEDLINE abbreviation.”

For more information, please see:

Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (2nd Ed.) – Online