Why is calling marijuana a gateway drug problematic Paper instructions: Any recognized format for citing will be acceptable. For example, citing according to the guidelines of the Modern Language Association, the American Psychological Association, Chicago or Turabian will assist you in citing references correctly. The guidelines for these formats can be found at: http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/Documentation.html. * “Scholarly” means any publication in a reputable Journal, book, etc that is open to peer review and it is backed scientifically by a professional association (i.e., APA), written by a researcher, etc, etc. Stay away from “.com” websites. Magazines or newspapers such as TIME, Newsweek, etc can be used as “informational” in the body of your essay, but do not count (or at least I do not count them) as “scholarly references.” They are usually reporting from an original source that you should research and look into.