Citation Guides

Whenever you use sources such as books, journals, or Web sites in your research papers you must give credit to the original author by properly citing the sources. Citations also help your reader find the sources again. There are a number of different citation styles, depending on the discipline in which you are working. The following links provide guidelines to using a variety of citation styles.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers an excellent guide to citing resources in MLA, APA, and AMA styles. OWL will show you how to properly cite everything from journal articles and books to websites, films, and social media.

MLA Style Center

The MLA Style Center provides students and educators with a host of free resources for teaching and learning the MLA’s approach to research, writing, and documentation. 

APA Style

Access free tutorials and webinars, handouts and guides, and sample papers for using the APA style.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

Find it. Write it. Cite it. The Chicago Manual of Style Online is the venerable, time-tested guide to style, usage, and grammar in an accessible online format.