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TTU-CR Citation Central: Getting Started

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.

Choosing a citation style

There can be many reasons why you should choose a citation style:

  • Ask your professor or TA which style is used for the course.
  • If you want to publish in a journal, see the author's guidelines. 
  • Use an international standard style.  
  • Use the style that best adapts to your major. 

Citation Style Guides

There are many different styles around the world and each academic discipline uses a different citation style according to its needs and types of information. See below the most used styles and its majors:



  • English
  • Literature
  • Foreign Language
  • Communications
  • Religious Studies


  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Business/Economics
  • Nursing
  • Linguistic Studies







  • History
  • Art History
  • Fine Arts
  • Anthropology
  • Philosophy


  • Engineering
  • Computer Science







  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Geology



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TTU Costa Rica Librarian

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Donell Callender
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