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Greek Subject Guide

Modern Language Association (MLA) Style, 8th edition

Citation Styles and Examples

MLA and Turabian are the two most popular citation styles that are used by writers of research papers in the Humanities.  Chicago style (of which Turabian is a variant) is also sometimes used.  Check with your professor if you are not sure which style to use.  There are paper copies of all of the citation styles at the Rolvaag reference desk in the bookshelf immediately under the public computer.  Help yourself to these as questions arise.  They can only be used in the library, however.  Here are call numbers for all 4 manuals.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. [Ready Ref: LB2369 .G53 2016]

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Turabian). [Ready Ref: LB2369 .T8 2007]

Chicago Manual of Style. [Ready Ref: Z253 .C5 2003] online version


Link here to the St. Olaf citation page where you will find links to citation style pages, citation generators and examples.


Chicago Style

Turabian Style

Note: Turabian is a version of Chicago style. If you are unable to figure out how to cite something in Turabian, consult the Chicago Manual of Style.