Citing Sources

Tips for compiling your bibliographies and footnotes

In our print Reference 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.

Publication Manual of The American Psychological Association
BF76.7.P83

Turabian, Kate.  A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers
LB2369.T8

The Chicago Manual of Style
Z253.U69

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
LB2369.G53

Cite it Right: the SourceAid Guide to Citation, Research, and Avoiding Plagiarism
PN171.F56F69

Keys for Writers
PE1408.R16

 

Websites

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

BibMe
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.

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.

Zotero
An open source citation management tool.