Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Tips for compiling your bibliographies and footnotes

In our Print Collection:

You'll find copies of the current edition of all of the major style manuals at the Library Front Desk. These books are all available for 2-hour checkout, in-library use only. Older or duplicate editions may also be available in the regular circulating collection.

Publication Manual of The American Psychological Association

Turabian, Kate. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers

The Chicago Manual of Style

MLA Handbook

Cite it Right: the SourceAid Guide to Citation, Research, and Avoiding Plagiarism

Keys for Writers



APA Style
The website of the American Psychological Association has a basic guide to APA style.

Originally a Carnegie Mellon University student project, BibMe creates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago or Turabian style and has good citation guides for each of these formats.  Users who sign up for a free account can create and save bibliographies.

Chicago Manual of Style Online
Find recommendations on editorial style and publishing as well as Q&A and examples for citing sources.

Citing Sources
An excellent web guide from Duke University Libraries with clear and simple examples of citations in all of the major styles.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Formatting and style guides for MLA and APA.

An open source citation management tool that allows you to save articles and citation information all in one place. With the Microsoft Word plug-in, you can insert citations and references while you write.