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Citing & Writing: Citing

How to Cite and Reference

How to cite and reference

How to Cite and Reference - Tutorial from Monash University

Introduction to Citations

Most Common Styles

The  styles listed below are the most popular ones but additional styles exist. Ask the library staff for assistance if the style needed is not in this list. 


Style Discipline
ACS (American Chemical Society) Chemistry
AIP (American Institute of Physics Physics
APA (American Psychological Association Psychology/Social Sciences
Chicago  Humanities and Social Sciences
IEEE Engineering
MLA (Modern Language Association) Liberal Arts and Humanities
Turabian (similar to Chicago) Arts and history
American Medical Association (AMA) Medicine


Citing Government Documents

Citation Generators - tools, tricks and tips for creating citations

Many electronic resources, such as the Libraries’ Databases, journal article websites, as well as Google Scholar, offer a feature to quickly create a citation in styles like APA, MLA, or Chicago. 

Use the information generated as a starting point for your citation only. Be sure to check the accuracy of the citation for authors, journal names, capitalization, etc. as the citation is not always accurate.

Creating Citations from Databases

Online Citation Generators

These generators include many different citation styles and can help you cite journals, books or websites. There are many citation generators. Some citation generators offer some features for free; advanced features may require a subscription. One recommended citation generator is ZoteroBib