There are several ways to cite resources. The citation style usually depends on the academic discipline involved. Consult with your instructor to determine what is required in your specific course. For example:
- APA (American Psychological Association) format is used in Social Sciences such as Education, Sociology, Political Science and Psychology. APA Style Guide for Common Reference Examples.
- MLA (Modern Language Association) format is traditionally used in the Humanities.
- Chicago/Turabian style is generally used in Business, History, and the Fine Arts.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): The Purdue OWL is an excellent resource for in-text citations, end-of-paper references, and samples of annotated bibliographies.
Citation management tools keep track of your research and generate citations. Even so, always double check your work - citation generator tools often lead to errors!
- NoodleTools: Supports MLA, APA, & Chicago citation formats. Allows you to create bibliographies, note cards, outlines, and syncs with Google Docs. You must access NoodleTools from the link above. Click 'Register.' Select 'an account linked to my library or school's subscription.' Select "I am a student or library patron.' Select 'expected year of graduation' from the drop-down menu. Create a personal ID and password. Click 'Register.' When prompted, enter the library's username and password from the Database Password List.