Citation Styles for Theatre

Always check with your professor to see if there is a required style for your paper. In general, researchers in theatre and drama use the citation style in the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Guide or the Notes-Bibliography version of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Citation Resources

Citations and Bibliographies Guide: get citation help from your Northeastern librarians, either one-on-one or at open workshops.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): offers in-depth guides to citing in APAMLA and ASA formats.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online: the official guide to citing sources in Chicago/Turabian style. 

Citation Managers

Snell Library supports four citation managers. These programs help you save citations, insert those citations into your paper, and automatically create a works cited or reference page at the end.