There are several citations to choose from. Here are the most common methods used in humanities disciplines.
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) covers a variety of topics from manuscript preparation and publication to grammar, usage, and documentation and has been lovingly called the “editors’ bible.” This methods is frequently referred to as Chicago/Turabian. to as The material in this resource focuses primarily on one of the two CMS documentation styles: the Notes-Bibliography System (NB), which is used by those in literature, history, and the arts. This methods is frequently requested for longer publications like books.
is most commonly used to cite sources within education, psychology, and science fields. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing).
covers a variety of topics from manuscript preparation and publication to grammar, usage, and documentation and has been lovingly called the “editors’ bible.” The material in this resource focuses primarily on one of the two CMS documentation styles: the , which is used by those in information science, business, and other social sciences. It is also a preferred method for article publishing, regardless of the discipline. When a specific citation formula is not provide for a resource in Author-Date, default to CMS NB formula and rearrange the date so that it follows the author.
RefWorks is a web-based research manager that allows you to create your own personal database of citations and documents for both academic and personal use. With RefWorks you can:
Easily export references from electronic databases, the UNT library catalog, text files, websites and more into your account
Quickly create reference lists for papers and projects in the citation style of your choice
Store, read and annotate files.
See the Basic RefWorks Handout below and the RefWorks video tutorials to get started with your account.