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TTU-CR Citation Central

This guide has the purpose to provide a basic guideline in the different forms of citation and software for the TTU-CR students, faculty, and more.

Citation Style Possibilities

There are many different styles around the world and each academic discipline uses a different citation style according to its needs and information types. Each one defines its own standard for document structure and manners in which to cite information. Use the style that matches your major or course - ask you instructor or consult your syllabus regarding what style they prefer you use. Consult the list below for the most used styles and its majors or fields of study:

5 Common Formatting & Citation Styles


American Psychological Association


Modern Language Association




Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


Counsel of Science Editors (Scientific Style & Format)

Psychology English History Engineering Biology
Education Literature Art History Computer Science Physics
Business/Economics Foreign Language Fine Arts   Chemistry
Nursing Communications Anthropology   Geology
Linguistic Studies Religious Studies Philosophy