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Citations and References: More Styles & Formats

Plagiarism is claiming someone else's work as your own; it's unethical & against University policy. Avoid plagiarism: know what it is, take good notes, cite anything you use--when in doubt, cite your source!

Why should I check the manual?

Style manuals have all the details for doing your whole paper and how to cite unusual resources--how to make a title page, how to caption a picture, how to cite a map, etc.

General Style Manuals in the Library

These are the most common styles used at SCSU. Be sure to check with your professor, advisor, or editor before using a particular style.

Legal citations

For laws, bills, cases, and regulations, the APA Manual refers to the "Bluebook" for legal citation. The Indigo Book and the Introduction to Basic Legal Citation are based on the Bluebook. The EXAMPLES section of the Introduction site includes examples of citing many types of legal sources: laws, cases, regulations, etc. If you have questions about legal citation, please contact Librarian Jamie Aschenbach.

Example Statutes:

42 U.S.C. § 405(a)

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 42a-1-101 ({date if needed})

Subject Specific Style Guides

Be sure to check with your professor, advisor, or editor before using a particular style.

Data, tweets, and more

Style Manuals give you examples for all sorts of traditional information sources, from books and journals to maps and manuscripts. But what about unusual types of resources? (And what if you don't have the manual handy?)


Need to cite something unusual or in an unusual style? Search for the style and the resource type and look for a library or writing guide. Add the style name and (if needed) the resource type (map, video, etc.) to the search box below.