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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 should be used within each discipline.

The QuickGuides give key guidelines and examples. For more detailed explanations and additional examples, check the complete manual for the style that you're using.

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)

Additional online guides:

Used in:

  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • 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:
  • 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 2021 (on Reserve)

Additional online guides:

Used in:

  • Art
  • IDS 101: First Year Seminar
  • 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