Need help citing sources in your research?
Citation style is one of the most frequently asked questions from graduate students. Before citing sources, please check with your professor to see if a particular style is required.
The following is a List of Style Manuals that are generally used at IUJ.
1. Modern Language Association (MLA) Style
MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature.
MLA Style Manual Holdings in the MLIC
The most complete information about MLA style can be found in the official MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. This handbook is available in the reference area of the MLIC.
2. American Psychological Association (APA) Style
Developed by the American Psychological Association, this style has become the standard for works in the Social Sciences.
APA Style Manual Holdings in the MLIC
The most complete information about APA style can be found in the official Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Print editions are available in the reference area of the MLIC.
3. CHICAGO Style
The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems, the humanities style (notes and bibliography) and the author-date system. For information about preferred style, please check first with your professor.
Chicago Style Manual Holdings in the MLIC
The most complete information about Chicago style can be found in the official Chicago Manual of Style. Print and DVD versions are available in the reference area of the MLIC.
RefWorks is a citation management system that allows you to save, store, and manage bibliographic citations. It also allows users to generate bibliographies in different citation styles. RefWorks is available through MLIC eResources.