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  Citation Styles (APA, MLA ...)
  
Ask your professor or check your syllabus to see what style your professor prefers. The most common styles are APA and MLA.

Table of Contents:

   APA
use for psychology, education, nursing, and other social sciences
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA)
    Official manual for APA documentation. Available in print only, in the Ready Reference section of the library, 1st floor. Latest edition is 6th edition, 2010.
    • Location(s): READY REF BF76.7 .P83 2010
    Check MnPALS Catalog for Location and Availability
  • APA Style Aid (CLIP)
    Includes examples of in text citations, reference page citations and paper formatting in APA style. The aid is based off of the 6th ed. of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association published in 2010.
MLA
use for literature, arts, and humanities
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
    Official manual for MLA documentation. Available in print only, in the Ready Reference section of the library, 1st floor. Latest edition is 7th edition, 2009.
    • Location(s): READY REF LB2369 .G53 2009
    Check MnPALS Catalog for Location and Availability
  • MLA Style Aid (CLIP)
    Includes examples of in text citations, reference page citations and paper formatting in MLA style. The aid is based off of the 7th ed. of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers published in 2009.
  • MLA Formatting and Style Guide (2009 Update) (OWL at Purdue)
    MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
ASA
use for sociology and related disciplines
  • Formatting in Sociology (ASA Style)
    Provides reference examples for books, journals, and other resources as well as examples for formatting your manuscript and in-text references. Part of "The OWL at Purdue" guides.
ACS
  • ACS style
    ACS citation style guide by CiteSource.
  • ACS style
    Chapter from the ACS manual presents style conventions for citing references within a manuscript and for listing complete reference citations.
Chicago, Turabian, and Sciences
use when required by professors Citing Government Publications
use for citing documents and Web sites from the U.S. or other governments RefWorks and Other Bibliographic Tools
use to create your citations automatically
  • RefWorks Authentication Required
    RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography manager that can create your bibliography in seconds. Set up your account from an on-campus computer and then use RefWorks from any computer.
    Note: If off campus, you will need the "group code" (RWStCloudSU). Tip: Remember to double check the formatting of your citations. Watch for RefWorks workshops held in the Miller Center.
    • RefWorks Help
      Use this step-by-step guide to set up a RefWorks account (must be done on a campus computer), to import citations from library databases, and to create a bibliography.
  • EasyBib
    Enter the information from you resource (title, author, year, etc.) into the fields and a citation will be generated for you in MLA or APA citation style. Tip: Remember to double check the formatting of your citations.
  • Referencing Tool (Griffith University)
    An interactive tool that provides examples in MLA or APA format of direct quotations, paraphrasing and full references for a range of resources. Produced by Griffith University in Australia.
  • Son of Citation Machine
    Type your journal, magazine, or book information (title, author, year, etc.) into the fields and a citation will be generated for you in MLA, APA, Turabian, or Chicago citation style. Tip: Remember to double check the formatting of your citations.
  • Zotero
    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources (similar to RefWorks). You need to download the software to your computer and use it with the Firefox browser.


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