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BOS 350: International Business

MLA

The Modern Language Association (MLA) citation and format style guide is commonly used to "cite sources within the language arts, cultural studies, and other humanities" (Purdue OWL). 

For more information on MLA and examples of citations, visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) MLA website and navigate using the left-hand side menu. 

APA

The American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style is commonly used to cite sources in the natural and social sciences.

For more information on APA style and examples of citations, visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) website and navigate using the left-hand side menu. 

The College Library also provides direct access to the APA Online Handbook

Chicago (CMOS)

The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS or just Chicago) citation and format style is "most commonly used to cite sources within history and the arts" (Purdue OWL). 

For more information on Chicago and examples of citations, visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Chicago website and navigate using the left-hand side menu. 

The College Library also provides direct access to the Chicago Manual of Style

ACS

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Style Guide To Scholarly Communication is commonly used for "research papers in the field of chemistry" (Williams College). 

The College Library provides access to the full text of The ACS Style Guide To Scholarly Communication

ASA

The American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide is commonly used to prepare manuscripts for publication in ASA journals.  It is also used by students, researchers, et al., when writing in the field of sociology.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab website offers examples of ASA Style for In-Text (Citation) References and References Page Formatting.

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction

What is citation? Why do we cite? 

Video created by North Carolina State University Libraries.

It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States license.

Citation Management Tools

Citation Management Tools, like Zotero and Mendeley, can help you stay organized when researching by gathering and organizing citation info for your sources. 

There are pros and cons to each tool, but we recommend starting with Zotero, since it's a open-source tool that you can take with you after you leave F&M. For more information on Zotero & Mendeley, visit the links below.