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Citation Styles

 

There are a wide variety of citation styles used to cite the resources you use when writing papers, reports, presentations, etc... The most commonly known is the APA Style 7th edition. The link in the box below will take you to our APA guide.  Other guides include:

MLA Style, 8th Edition

Scientific Style and Format (CSA - Print Only) - Quick Guide

Chicago Style Manual (Print Only)

Harvard Referencing Style

NLM Style Guide

In addition, there are software management websites that manage your citations and have plug-ins that assist with inserting your in-text cites as well as creating your bibliography. The library subscribes to RefWorks (Registration Required). Two other sites that are freely available include Zotero and Mendeley (Both are free, but require registration). You myself or any librarian through the Ask A Librarian page.

Quick Citation Tools

The following citation tools offer you the ability to make quick citations in several formats.  Keep in mind that they are not perfect and it is up to you to check the correctness of your citation.

CiteFast
CiteFast helps you create citations in APA, MLA and Chicago style by choosing a resource to cite (webpage, journal article, book, etc.), entering the bibliographic information into a worksheet. CiteFast will also help you create a title page for a paper in APA, MLA or Chicago.

Knight Cite
KnightCite helps you create citations in APA, MLA and Chicago style for 29 different kinds of resources (books, anthologies, multimedia, etc.). You can also sign up for a free account that will let you save citations, build bibliographies, and send them to MS Word for inclusion in your paper.

OSLIS APA Citation Maker
APA Citation Maker helps you build citations in APA format, then save your work in MS Word or Google Docs. It includes links to an MLA Citation Maker.