Styles By Discipline

Lycoming faculty were surveyed in the spring of 2010 to determine which styles are generally used in their academic disciplines. It is best to ask your professor which style he or she prefers, especially in your upper-level classes, but the following list will help you get started selecting a documentation format.

StyleAcademic Discipline
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Computer Science
ACS (American Chemical Society) Chemistry
AIP (American Institute of Physics) Astronomy and Physics
APA (American Psychological Assosciation) Art
APA (American Psychological Assosciation) Business
APA (American Psychological Assosciation) Criminal Justice
APA (American Psychological Assosciation) Corporate Communication
APA (American Psychological Assosciation) Education
APA (American Psychological Assosciation) Music (Education)
APA (American Psychological Assosciation) Psychology
ASA (American Sociological Association) Sociology
Chicago Manual of Style Archaeology
Chicago Manual of Style Economics
MLA (Modern Language Association) English
MLA (Modern Language Association) Languages
MLA (Modern Language Association) Theatre
SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) Religion
Turabian History
Turabian Music (Theory and Practice)

For Biology and Philosphy, please ask your instructor (BIO 110 students may use the style in the Citation Tutorial's How to Cite section)