What is a citation style?
- Citation styles provide specific details about the format requirements for the sources you cite when writing a paper or producing another type of publication/manuscript
How do you know which citation style to use?
- Most of the time you will be told which style manual to follow when you are formatting in-text citations and reference lists/bibliographies
- If you are completing an assignment for a course, your faculty member will let you know
- If you are submitting a manuscript for publication, consult the instructions to authors and/or your editor
Explore this guide for highlights of a few of the most commonly used citation styles in the health sciences and related disciplines.