The information on this page is focused on the APA (American Psychological Association) and Journal of Marketing style guides. For information on other styles, such as MLA or Chicago, click here.
Where to start:
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association PE 1479 .P8 A5 (Print format only)
This valuable reference tool gives writers easy-to-use guidelines on how to prepare manuscripts according to APA style. Includes guidelines for in-text citation and reference list entries for all types of print and electronic resources.
Concise rules of APA style BF76.7 .C66 (Print format only)
A concise guide to the key chapters of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Includes basic writing skills and grammar, tables and figures, appendixes, correctly crediting sources in the text of your paper, creating a reference list and reference examples.
APA style guide to electronic references Available online (U of C authentication required on and off-campus)
Provides guidelines for citing electronic sources and examples of in-text and reference list entries for different electronic formats.
APA Style for Citing Electronic Resources Open access
Excerpts from the APA Style Guide to Electronic References (© 2007) and the fifth edition of the Publication Manual (© 2001) that cover commonly asked questions regarding how to cite electronic media.
APA Style: The Social Sciences
This site, created by Diana Hacker is an excellent guide to APA format for the social sciences. Includes in-text citation, reference list, manuscript format and a sample paper.
Journal of Marketing manuscript style specifications Open access
Journal of Marketing citation style guidelines. Includes general instructions, tables, figures, citations within the text and reference list style.
Effective Writing program (U of C Writing Centre)
The Effective Writing Program offers a range of instructional services to help students improve their writing skills. The Writing Centre offers free, individual tutorial help for University of Calgary students, writing courses and excellent online writing guides and tools.
Books available in the U of C Collection
Click on the links below to see a list of books in the Library catalogue on the following subjects:
Citation of electronic information resources
Citation examples – all these resources are open access
APA style guide (Okanagan University College)
General rules for citing sources in APA style, many examples of correct citation of print and electronic sources, and sample reference list.
Business Citation Guide - APA Style (University of British Columbia Library)
Provides examples of in-text citation and reference list entries for commonly-used business databases.
How to cite business sources in APA (McGill University)
An extensive list of examples of citing business resources as well as general guidelines.
Citing Business Databases in APA style (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
Examples of how to cite business databases in the reference list.
Citation Guide for CBA Students (Butler University College of Business Administration)
A detailed guide created by Butler University Libraries that covers citation guidelines for commonly cited sources as well as providing guidance for citing some of the more unique electronic business sources. This guide does not follow the 2007 DOI guidelines.
Citing Images (Simon Fraser University Library)
Explains how to correctly cite images in the text of your paper as well as the reference list using APA and MLA styles.
This type of software, such as RefWorks or EndNote, uses a database structure to help you gather, organize and store citations for journal articles, books and other resources that you use in the research process. Helps you to correctly cite references in the text of your paper and create a reference list in your preferred writing style.
Further information on bibliographic software at the University of Calgary.