APA, MLA & Other 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 (PDF)
This guide gives the basic format for APA Style when citing commonly used sources in a References page and in the text of your paper. Follows the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
A comprehensive guide to APA formatting and style (7th edition). See examples of APA formats for papers, References lists, in-text citations, footnotes, and more.

APA: Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 7th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2020.
Print copies available in the Library: LB2369 .P83 2020

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MLA Style

MLA Quick Guide
This guide gives the basic format of the MLA Style (8th edition) for citing commonly used sources in a Works Cited page.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
A comprehensive guide to MLA formatting and style (9th edition). See examples of MLA formats for papers, Works Cited lists, in-text citations, footnotes, and more.

MLA handbook. 9th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2021.
Print copies available in the Library: LB2369 .G53 2021

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ASA Style

ASA Quick Guide
This guide gives the basic format of ASA Style for citing commonly used sources in a References 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
Print copies available in the Library: (LB2369 .A43 2014)

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Scientific Style & Format (CSE Style)

Quick Guide to SSF Citations
An overview of how to cite using the Citation-Sequence, Name-Year, and Citation-Name formats.

Scientific Style and Format (CSE Style)
The ebook version of Scientific Style and Format (8th edition) published by the Council of Science Editors (CSE). See Part 4 Chapter 29 for information on how to cite your sources.

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Citation Generator

NoodleTools Express (free version)
You can use the free version of NoodleTools Express to create a few citations in APA, MLA, or Chicago styles. No computerized citation generator is perfect. Double check each citation for accuracy in content and formatting.

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