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Augustana Citation Guides

Citation Guides

ACS  /  APA  /  Chicago  /  CSE  /  MLA

Augustana teaching faculty and librarians have agreed that the citation styles below are standard within each subject area.

The QuickGuides provide guidelines, but we highly recommend that you consult the complete guide for each citation style's detailed explanations and additional examples. Call numbers for the complete print guides are provided below.

If you have any questions, ask us!


Complete Guide: The ACS Style Guide
Call Number: REF QD 8.5 A25 2006 
(in the Reference section, or on Reserve)

Used in:

  • Chemistry


Complete Guide: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 
Call Number: REF PE 1475 A52 2010 (in the Reference section, or on Reserve)

Used in:

  • Management 
  • Physical Education 
  • Psychology


Note: there are two separate Chicago QuickGuides: one for the notes-bibliography system and one for the author-date system. Choose the appropriate guide based on the system that you are using.

Complete Guide: The Chicago Manual of Style
Call Number: REF Z 253 C54 2017 (in the Reference section, on Reserve, or online)
Used in:
  • Art (use the notes-bibliography system)
  • Crime & Community
  • Economics
  • History 
  • Political Studies
  • Sociology (use the author-date system)


Complete Guide: Scientific Style and Format
Call Number: REF T 11 S386 2014 (in the Reference section, on Reserve, or online)

Used in:

  • Biology 
  • Environmental Studies 
  • Geography 
  • Physics

CSE requires that journal titles be abbreviated. To find journal title abbreviations, try:


Tip: Use the MLA Practice Template to assemble your works cited list entries.

Complete Guide: MLA Handbook
Call Number:
LB 2369 G53 2016 (in the Reference section, or on Reserve)

Basic guidelines and FAQs for MLA style can be found at

Used in:

  • IDS 101: First Year Seminar (all sections)
  • CSL 100 (for all other CSL courses, use the citation style of your major)
  • Classics 
  • Drama 
  • English 
  • French 
  • German 
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Music 
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies 
  • Women's Studies

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