Citations are key to participating in the scholarly community. They are a way to converse with other scholars, but they also:
Consult Citation Tools to learn more about different citation styles. Collins Library also supports two knowledge management tools: RefWorks and Zotero.
There is no one standard citation style used for research papers in Philosophy. Commonly used styles are Chicago, MLA, or APA. Always check with your professor about which citation guide you should use for your research papers and be consistent.
Sound Writing is the official writing handbook on campus, written by student writing advisors and specifically tailored to the needs of Puget Sound students and their faculty.
In addition to supporting the development of successful academic writing skills, Sound Writing also includes sections on research methods, writing in the disciplines, and more.
Sound Writing provides help with three citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago (notes & bibliography).
Current Edition: 2020
The Center for Writing & Learning (CWL), located in Howarth 109, offers students opportunities to get help on all aspects of the writing process. Services include:
Collins Library has brief overviews with examples available for commonly used citation styles.
Chicago: Humanities Style (Notes-Bibliography System)
There are several additional reliable and thorough guides to citation styles available online:
Philosophical writing differs from other writing. Consult these writing guides for advice on writing philosophy papers.