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Geography: Citing References

Citing Your Sources

Citation Style Guides for Geography

There are several citation style guides used by various academic disciplines.  A few pertain to the areas of Geography. They include the APA style, along with a couple from AAG  (The Association of American Geographers).

Please check with your instructor for his/her preferred style.


Print formats of the APA manual are available in the VIU Library Collection:


Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed

Call Number: BF 76.7 P83 2010 (Nanaimo, Cowichan, & Powell River)

APA style guide to electronic references 

Call Number: BF 76.7 P831 2007 (Nanaimo, Cowichan, & Powell River)


 There are also brief online guides (links below):

Evaluating Your Sources - Research Guide

Journal Title Abbreviations & Acronyms

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