Citation and Style Guides

Citation and Style Guides

Writing Lab 

Although the library does not provide writing support, the Writing Lab offers sessions both in person and online. Undergraduate students can register for in-person sessions outside of Braniff 304.

Citation and Style Guides

From the numerous style guides, the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library offers the following selection of materials to assist with citing sources. The following print copies are available at the Library Reference Desk:

AMA Manual of Style (American Medical Association)

AMA Manual of Style: a guide for authors and editors  10th ed.

Ref. R 119 .A533 2007-Ready Reference Section-Library 1st Floor

APA (American Psychological Association)

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 7th ed.

Ref BF 76.7.P83 2020-Ready Reference Section-Library 1st Floor

The APA offers free tutorials and online examples of reference lists through their website.

MLA (Modern Language Association)

The MLA Handbook 8th ed. 

Ref. LB 2369.M52 2016-Ready Reference Section-Library 1st Floor

The MLA Style Center is an online resource available from the Modern Language Association with useful information about formatting citations and research papers.


The Chicago Manual of Style 17th ed.

Ref. Z 253 .U69 2017-Ready Reference Section-Library 1st Floor

An online guide to the 17th ed. of the Chicago Style from the University of Chicago Press is available to you with your University of Dallas Network ID and Password. Click here for a video tutorial on using the Notes/Bibliography Style, the Chicago formatting style most commonly used at the University of Dallas.


Turabian is based upon the Chicago Style, and it provides guidelines for specific research, dissertations and theses.

A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers, 9th ed. by Kate Turabian  

Ref. LB 2369 .T8 2018-Ready Reference Section-Library 1st Floor