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Citation Help

This guide provides assistance and information for learning the major citation styles.

Citation Guides

The Style Guides, created by the Student Success Centre, provide an overview of each citation style and examples of how to properly cite different types of materials.

APA Style Guide

Typically used in Education, Communication, Business and Nursing
Chicago Style Guide Typically used in History
CSE Style Guide Typically used in the Sciences
IEEE Style Guide Typically used in Engineering
MLA Style Guide Typically used in English and Film
Vancouver Style Guide Typically used in Biomedical Sciences


What's the big deal?

Knowledge develops through recognition of previous work. As expressed by Isaac Newton, "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants" (BBC, 2009). 


Citing is the method of recognizing others' work, and it is an essential part of being a university student. Using proper citation allows instructors to see what scholars you have been reading, and it also gives you a voice in the scholarly discussion. 


If you write something amazing, you probably would want others to cite your work too!

BBC (2009). Moving words: Sir Isaac Newton. Retrieved March 3, 2017 from

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