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Citation Help   Tags: citations, documentation  

This guide explains MLA, APA, ASA, and Chicago Style citations.
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Citation Style Quick Guides

Citation Style Quick Guides
Download our APA, Chicago, and MLA style quick guides for a brief overview of each documentation style. The guides cover the basics of in-text citations as well as explain how to format bibliographic entries for books; journal, magazine, and newspaper articles; and webpages and websites
. They require Adobe's free Acrobat Reader.

APA Style Quick Guide Chicago Style Quick Guide MLA Style Quick Guide
 

Introduction to Citations Tutorial

Watch this brief video tutorial to learn more about MLA citations, including how to format parenthetical citations and Works Cited entries according to MLA guidelines.

Watch this brief video tutorial to learn more about citations, including what they are, why you should use them, and when you should use them.

 

Online Citation Resources

APA Style

 Bedford St. Martins - Explains how to format in-text parenthetical citations and References entries in APA style. Also includes instructions for formatting a paper according to APA guidelines, including the title page, spacing, and margins.

Purdue Online Writing Lab - Maintained by Purdue University, this comprehensive website provides rules and examples for formatting citations and bibliographic entries according to APA style.

ASA Style

ASA Documentation StyleDeveloped by the Hunter College Reading/Writing Center, this website explains how to format in-text parenthetical citations and References entries in ASA style.

 ASA Style Lite for Research Papers - This page explains how to write, format, and document a research paper in ASA style.

Purdue Online Writing Lab - Maintained by Purdue University, this comprehensive website provides rules and examples for formatting papers, citations, and bibliographic entries according to ASA style.

Chicago Style

 Bedford St. Martins - Explains how to format in-text citations and bibliographic entries in Chicago style. Also includes instructions for formatting a paper according to Chicago guidelines, including the title page, spacing, and margins.

Purdue Online Writing Lab - Maintained by Purdue University, this comprehensive website provides rules and examples for formatting citations and bibliographic entries according to Chicago style.

MLA Style

 Bedford St. Martins - Explains how to format in-text parenthetical citations and Works Cited entries in MLA style. Also includes instructions for formatting a paper according to MLA guidelines, including spacing, margins, and pagination.

Purdue Online Writing Lab - Maintained by Purdue University, this comprehensive website provides rules and examples for formatting citations and bibliographic entries according to MLA style.

Citation Generators

Use these free online tools to automatically generate citations for your works cited/references pages.

  • EasyBib
    Simply provide the publishing information for a source and this free online tool will automatically generate a References entry in Chicago style. Be sure to double-check the citation to ensure it's formatted properly.
  • Son of Citation Machine
    This free online tool automatically generates APA-style bibliographic entries for a variety of document types. Be sure to double-check the generated citation to ensure it's formatted properly.
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