APA, MLA & ASA Citation Guides

As you write your paper, you'll need to cite passages and ideas from the sources you've found. Check with your professor which style is preferred for your class or subject matter.

APA Style

APA Quick Guide
This guide gives the basic format of the APA Style for citing commonly used sources in a References page.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.

APA: Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010.
Library copies (LB2369 .P83 2010)

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MLA Style

MLA Quick Guide
This guide gives the basic format of the MLA Style for citing commonly used sources in a Works Cited page.

MLA 2016 Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue) 
This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

MLA handbook for writers of research papers. 8th ed. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
Library copies (LB2369 .G53 2016)

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ASA Style

ASA Quick Guide
This guide gives the basic format of the ASA Style for citing commonly used sources in a a reference list.

ASA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
American Sociological Association (ASA) format is most commonly used to cite sources within the field of sociology. This resource covers ASA style and includes information about manuscript formatting, in-text citations, and the references page.

American Sociological Association Style Guide. 5th ed. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. 2014
Library copies (LB2369 .A43 2014)

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KnightCite Citation Service
This citation tool is maintained by Heckman Library at Calvin College. You can select MLA, APA, or Chicago style.

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