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Comparative Religion: Citing Sources / Style Guides

Style Manuals for Comparative Religion

This field of study typically uses the Chicago Manual of Style, the MLA (Modern Languages Association), or the APA (American Psychological Association) style guide for its papers and formal publications.

Chicago Manual of Style Online 

Provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to proper style and formatting for papers, articles, theses, dissertations, and books. Z253 .C57 2010, 16th ed. . This is the traditional source for scholarly citations in the humanities.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th ed.  MLA is one of the frequently used style guides for writers of term papers and scholarly articles and books in the literary and related fields. LB 2369 .G53 20016

WMU librarians have created an online MLA Quick Style Guide to the 7th ed. 

Or, see the MLA Formatting and Style Guide prepared by Purdue University.  

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

3rd ed. LB 2369  .G54 2008 
A well-known style guide for graduate students in the humanities and writers of scholarly articles and books in related disciplines.  Includes sections on citing electronic publications.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University)

This guide, prepared by Purdue University, is intended to serve as a basic introduction to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The Manual provides specific guidelines for documents written in the APA bibliographic style. If you require more complete information, consult the Manual (BF 76.7.P83 2010, Central Reference Desk Collection); copies are available in all branches. Note: Some APA specifications do not conform to The Graduate College's style requirements for preparation of theses and dissertations. Be sure to consult your professor or advisor regarding specific class, departmental or college requirements.