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Citation Management Tools

If you use a citation management tool, be sure to review your results carefully. You are ultimately responsible for the accuracy of the citations in your paper. If in doubt, refer to the appropriate style manual for definitive information.

Citation Styles

APA Style

CSE Style

Chicago Style

  • This site outlines the guidelines from the 14th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Source: Bedford/St. Martins.

MLA Style

  • This MLA Style Guide is based on the MLA Handbook.
  • The MLA Handbook Frequently Asked Questions page provides the only guidelines available on the Internet that are authorized by the MLA (Modern Language Association of America). Source: MLA.

Virtual Reference Desk Resources

Be sure to consult these additional resources about copyright rules and plagiarism from the Library Home Page's Virtual Reference Desk.

Copyright Guide

Plagiarism Resources

Additional Citing Guides

Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications

This guide provides examples of the most common instances of government document citations based on the Chicago/Turabian standard bibliographic style. Source: Government Publications Department, Regional Depository Library, The University of Memphis.

Citing References

Provides links to a number of style guides, including tips on quoting and paraphrasing sources. Source: UW-Madison's Writing Center.

Citing Sources, Guide to Library Research

Primarily a resource for how to cite sources using APA, Chicago Style, MLA, and Turabian, this site also links to information on choosing a topic, refining it, and evaluating source materials. Source: Duke University.

EasyBib guides to MLA, APA, and Chicago Style

Citation guides for the latest editions of MLA and APA with examples.

Karla’s Guide to Citation Style Guides

Links to lots of style guides for electronic citation including APA, Chicago, MLA, Turabian, and CBE. Source: Karla Tonella, University of Iowa.

Purdue OWL: Documenting Electronic Sources

This site contains additional links to citations in different disciplines, links to other resources about citing Internet resources, and overviews of different styles, especially APA and MLA. Source: Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL).