Creating and Managing Citations

Resources for Citing Sources

The links below provide information on most of the major citation styles, including the three most prominent styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago. MLA is most commonly used in humanities courses, especially English and literature. APA is usually used in the social sciences, including psychology, nursing, and education. Chicago Style (sometimes referred to as Chicago/Turabian) is often used in history courses, as well as in other disciplines. Other styles include ACS (American Chemical Society), CSE (Council of Science Editors), and ASA (American Sociological Association). 

In order to determine which style you should use, check with your instructor.

For assistance creating and managing citations, you may want to use a citation management tool such as RefWorks.

RefWorks

RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool, designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies (provided in part by the Office of Information Technology).

For additional assistance with citations, or for general writing help, contact the Writing Center.

Writing Center
The Writing Center provides full service: assistance with prewriting, drafting, rewriting, editing, and proofreading. Consultants guide students through the writing process, by asking questions, requesting clarification, making suggestions, and pointing out strengths and weaknesses.

American Chemical Society (ACS):

The ACS Style Guide : Effective Communication of Scientific Information
Located at the third floor Public Service Desk (QD8.5 .A25 2006)
ACS Style Guide
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemisty Library
ACS Style Guide
From the Williams College Libraries

American Medical Association (AMA):

American Medical Association Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors, 10th edition (2007)
Located at the third floor Public Service Desk (R119 .A533 2007)
American Medical Association Manual of Style, 10th edition
From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

American Political Science Association (APSA):

APSA Style
From the Trinity College Library
Style Manual for Political Science
From the American Political Science Association

American Psychological Association (APA):

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition
Located at the third floor Public Service Desk BF76.7 .P83 2010
An Easy Guide to APA Style
BF76.7 .S39 2014
APA Formatting and Style Guide
From the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
APA Style
From the American Psychological Association
APA Style Blog
From the American Psychological Association

Chicago Style:

The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition
Located at the third floor Public Service Desk (Z253 .U69 2010)
Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition
From the Purdue Online Writing Lab
Chicago/Turabian Documentation Style
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center
Chicago Manual of Style Notes-Bibliography System Style Guide
From the Ohio State University
Chicago Documentation Style
From Research and Documentation Online, Bedford/St. Martin's

Council of Science Editors (CSE):

Council of Science Editors Documentation Style
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison
CSE Documentation Systems
From Research and Documentation Online, Bedford/St. Martin's

Modern Language Association (MLA):

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition
Located at the third floor Public Service Desk (LB2369 .G53 2009)
MLA Formatting and Style Guide
From the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
MLA Documentation Guide
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center
MLA Citation Style
From the Cornell University Library

Popular Culture Association:

Comic Art in Scholarly Writing: A Citation Guide
By Allen Ellis, NKU, Popular Culture Association

Turabian:

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th edition, by Kate Turabian
Located at the third floor Public Service Desk (LB2369.T8 2007)
Chicago/Turabian
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center
Turabian Citation Style
From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

American Sociological Association (ASA):

ASA Style Guide
From California State University Library
Formatting in Sociology ASA Style
From the Purdue Online Writing Lab

How to Cite Internet Sources:

MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)
From the Purdue Online Writing Lab
MLA Documentation Guide: Electronic Source
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center
How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style
From the APA Style Blog
APA Documentation: Cite an Electronic Source
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center
Documenting Electronic Sources in Specific Disciplines
From the Purdue Online Writing Lab

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