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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!


undefinedComplete Guide: The ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication

Used in:

  • Chemistry


undefinedComplete Guide: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 

  • Call Number: REF PE 1475 A52 2020 (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
  • Available online
  • Call Number: REF Z 253 C54 2017 (in the Reference section or on Reserve)
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

  • Available online
  • Call Number: REF T 11 S386 2014 (in the Reference section or on Reserve)

Used in:

  • Biology 
  • Environmental Studies 
  • Geography 
  • Physics

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


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

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

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