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Library Resources at Marian University

About Citation Styles

Style manuals and guides provide information on standard practices for manuscript preparation, source citation and bibliography preparation. Nursing programs use APA as a standard style, but be aware that some courses might require a different style, such as ASA, Chicago, MLA or Turabian. 

In most cases, your professor will indicate which style to use for class assignments.  If you have specific questions about formatting or writing style, you can make an appointment with a writing tutor

APA Style & Academic Writer

APA Style Guide

One copy is in reference and one is available for check out.

Quick reference on APA style, provided by the American Psychological Association.

APA Style Guide - The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University (OWL)

An extensive online writing lab, produced and maintained by Purdue University.  This resource supports all phases of the writing process, from development of a concept through preparation for publication.

Academic Writer

Online Citation Tools

Online tools that will help you generate citations and entries for your bibliography in the appropriate style. 

Please note: often there are subtle differences in standard bibliographical entries - always refer to the published style manual if you are uncertain or don't find the appropriate entry online.