Citation styles are set of rules to cite sources in academic writing. The most common citation styles include: APA style, Chicago style and MLA style etc.
Different citation styles have different rules for in-text citations and reference list entries at the end of the paper, but they share standard elements to identify the source information, including, author’s name, book title, journal title, article title, publication date, and etc. Samples of commonly used citation styles for English resources are provided below for reference:
- APA Style
Chen, L. H. (2007). Choosing Canadian graduate schools from afar: East Asian students’ perspectives. Higher Education, 54(5), 759-780.
- Chicago Style
Chen, Liang-hsuan. "Choosing Canadian Graduate Schools from Afar: East Asian Students' Perspectives." Higher Education 54, no. 5 (2007): 759-80.
- MLA Style
Chen, Liang Hsuan. "Choosing Canadian Graduate Schools from Afar: East Asian Students’ Perspectives." Higher Education 54.5 (2007): 759-780.
- Harvard Style
Chen, L. H. (2007). Choosing Canadian graduate schools from afar: East Asian students’ perspectives. Higher Education, 54(5), pp.759-780.
There is no standardized citation style for Chinese resources. Samples of commonly used citation styles for Chinese resources are provided below for reference. You may need to seek advice from your professor for the recommended citation style to be adopted in your academic work.
- Chinese Resources in APA Style
- Chinese Resources in Chicago Style
廖炳惠。 〈近五十年來的台灣小說〉《聯合文學》 11, no. 12 (1995): 127-137。
- Chinese Resources in MLA Style
廖炳惠：〈近五十年來的台灣小說〉，《聯合文學》，第 11 卷 12 期（1995 年 10月），頁 127-137。
- Only ONE unique citation style should be adopted throughout the whole academic work
- You should seek advice from your professor for the recommended citation style to be adopted in your academic work
Bibliographic Management Tools
Bibliographical management tools assist staff and students to collect, organize and manage the citations of books, journal articles, websites, etc. The Library has subscribed “RefWorks” for all staff and students to create bibliographies in your citation styles, such as APA Style, Chicago Manual of Style and MLA Style; to export references from Library 1-Search, online databases or web pages into your own Refworks database; and to generate in-text citations and reference lists.
Other than “RefWorks”, there are also some other common bibliographical management tools, such as EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley etc available for use. Please refer to the following guides for their use:
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