General Citing

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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

BibMe: Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker

An easy to use bibliography maker (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago). Allows you to search online for the item so it can pre-fill the item fields for you. Does not provide in-text citation. Bibliographies can be saved once you register for an account. Please note that for bibliographies, MLA, Turabian and Chicago styles use Title Case (also known as Headline Case) to capitalize titles, APA uses sentence case--you will need to change this manually.

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.

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.