How to Use the Recommended Citation Style for Your Field Of Study

If you have been given to write a dissertation, thesis or coursework by the teacher, it is very important that you understand which recommended citation style you should use for your field of study. There are a number of citation styles that are recommended by the university or the college for where you are studying according to the subject for which you are writing a paper. Research papers require students to provide proper references and citation so that the teachers can get to know what they are working on and how they have conducted research for this important assignment.
Citation is very important because it helps your teacher or anybody else who's going through a work find the items you have used in your research. The key to successful citation is providing all the information that is required for readers to find the book, article or website that you have used for research. Not Only it helps to build your credibility and show that the ideas you have used are authentic and also expressed by others experts in the field, it also helps to avoid plagiarism by giving due credit to the original author. When you cite a reference, you let the teachers know that you have done a proper your job on your paper.

Teachers assign these papers because they want to see how well the students have work and if they are ready to move forward with the skills and knowledge they have acquired. Thus, it becomes very important that you get to know the recommended citation styles for working on your paper as this is the only way to help the teacher understand the authenticity of your research.

You must know that the citation style will be determined by the teacher or if you are submitting a manuscript, it will be decided by the journal or publisher. The most commonly recommended citation styles are APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian and in some cases CSE, ALWD, AMA, or ACS,ASA etc. However, each discipline might use one or two different style depending upon the field that you are working on.

Here is a list of subjects and the recommended citations styles so that you can understand which citation style should be best sued by the subjects so that you can work most competently on your paper.
·         Anthropology - use Chicago       
·         Law & Legal Studies - use Bluebook, Maroonbook or ALWD
·         Art History - use Chicago or Turabian      
·         Linguistics - use APA, MLA or LSA
·         Arts Management - use  Chicago             
·         Literature - use MLA
·         Biology - use CSE             
·         Mathematics - use AMS
·         Business - use APA, Chicago or Harvard Medicine - use AMA or NLM
·         Chemistry - use ACS      
·         Music - use Turabian or Chicago
·         Communications - use MLA        
·         Philosophy - use MLA or Chicago
·         Computing Science - use Chicago             
·         Physics - use AIP
·         Criminology - use APA or Chicago            
·         Political Science - APSA
·         Education - use APA      
·         Psychology - use APA
·         History - use Chicago or Turabian             
·         Religion - use MLA or Chicago
·         International Studies - use APA, APSA, or Chicago           
·         Sociology - use ASA
·         Journalism - use AP or APA         

·         Theater - use MLA or Chicago