General Citing

General Citing

Guidelines

Citation Style Chart

This chart from Purdue University compares APA, MLA, and CMS styles on a easy to read chart. To download the chart, click on the link under the title that reads: Media File: Citation Style Chart.

Online Tools

Citation Builder

NC State University has a citation builder that creates citation in APA or MLA format. Remember you would still need to have in-text citation in your paper.

KnightCite

A bibliography composer from Calvin College that creates citations in the MLA, APA, and Chicago styles through an easy-to-use web form. This will only help you with your bibliography, remember, you still need to do in-text citations.

ZoteroBib

From the makers of Zotero, ZoteroBib lets you generate a bibliography online in any citation style and provides formatted in-text citation. No software download needed.

Sample Papers and Templates

APA Style Sample Paper

What does a title page look like? Where does the page number go? What are the margins? Take a look at this sample paper from Purdue's Online Writing Lab.

MLA Style Sample Paper

What does a title page look like? Where does the page number go? What are the margins? Take a look at these sample papers from Purdue's Online Writing Lab:

Purdue OWL: Chicago Style Sample Paper

What does a title page look like? Where does the page number go? What are the margins? Take a look at these sample papers from Purdue's Online Writing Lab.

Bibliographic Management Software

Zotero

A bibliographic reference manager for gathering and organization citation information. An MS Word plugin can perform the cite-as-you-write function. Firefox, Chrome, and Safari plugins assist with gathering bibliographic information while researching online. Generates bibliographies in various citation styles with one click. More on how to use Zotero.

Annotated Bibliography

Purdue OWL: Annotated Bibliography

"...an annotated bibliography includes a summary and/or evaluation of each of the sources." A guide to annotated bibliographies.