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Learn how to format in-text citations and works cited entries in MLA Style. Learning the Core Elements of the MLA works cited entry help format any source. Created especially for NWACC assignments, this guide is NWACC Writing Center and English faculty reviewed.
Official Chicago style, in easy-to-use, printable PDF paper-writing tip sheets for students. Guidelines are per Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (9th ed.) and are fully compatible with The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.).
[Important: Directions from your instructor overrule these guidelines.]
Download this MS Word template of ASA 5th ed. Citation style.
FORMATTING YOUR PAPER (This is a Level One section heading.)
AMA citation style is intended to prepare a scholarly article for publication in a medical research journal, such as JAMA or New England Journal of Medicine. AMA does not address formatting a college research paper. There are no standards on formatting like we'd expect to find. For example, line spacing, page numbers, etc.
Many NWACC instructors provide assignments that spell out the formatting requirements. When the assignment does not provide specific formatting instructions, use these recommended guidelines.
Formatting Guidelines (This is a Level Two section heading.)
Font: Times New Roman 12 pt.
Line Spacing: Single
Margins: 1 inch
Page Numbers: Arabic numerals in the upper right corner (1, 2, 3, etc.)
Student's Name and Information: Upper left of first page, flush against the margin.. Include:
Title of Paper: Centered on the page in bold type.
Section Headings: See samples above.
LEVEL ONE: All caps, bold, flush on the left margin. Begin content on the line below.
Level Two: Title case, bold, flush on left margin. Begin content on the line below. What is "title case?" Title Case is when the first letter of each main word is capitalized. Example of Title Case.
REFERENCES: Use a Level One section heading.
Section heading: REFERENCES or REFERENCE LIST are both acceptable.
Numbered list (1, 2, 3, etc.)
Sources are listed in the order used in the paper.
Single space entries.
Double space between entries.
FORMATTING REFERENCE LIST ENTRIES
Because the current version of AMA Citation Style has some ambiguities, NWACC classes use the formatting shown below. Use of citation generators may not produce the same results and result in scoring or grade deductions. For NWACC assignments, use the following format. More information can be found in the Quick Guide pdf document above.
Book Part / Chapter / Entry in a Book
If it is an ebook or online source, just add the URL & an access date. If it's a print book, just leave those off.
No period after the URL
Chapter/Entry Author(s) (if any). Chapter/entry title. In: Editor’s name, ed. Book Title. Vol. number (if any). Edition number (if 2nd or higher). Publisher’s name; copyright year:page range (if any). Accessed [date]. URL
The AP Stylebook is widely used as a writing and editing reference in newsrooms, classrooms and corporate offices worldwide. Note: NWACC's license allows 10 users to access the AP Stylebook concurrently.
Simply provide the publishing information for a source and this free online tool will automatically generate a References entry in Chicago style. Be sure to double-check the citation to ensure it's formatted properly. (NOTE: Upgrade your account to EasyBib EDU by using the NWACC access code: North1604)