Style Guides: Citing and Writing

Style guides are available in both print and electronic format.

The main style guide for CRCJ 3002 is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. (BF76.7 .P83 2010 - copies at the Research Help Desk and on Reserve), known as the APA style guide. APA has some information and quick answers available on their website, and a Google search will lead you to many other useful online resources for APA style. Also check out APA @ Purdue's Online Writing Lab.

The following books will help in using the the APA style guide:


Another commonly-used style in criminology is Uniform Legal Citation, more commonly known as "McGill". Used specifically for legal citation, you can find print copies in the Library, with the most recent versions at the Research Help Desk and on Reserve (KE259.C35 2018). There is a tip sheet created by the Library, and Queen's University has also created a useful online guide.


Other recommended style guides to help you with your writing include:


See Citing Your Sources for further help with style guides.

Content last reviewed: January 15, 2020