Citation Guides

Citation Guides


Understanding Citations

How To Read a Citation
The essential components of a citation

Research Minute: How to Read Citations
A brief video illustrating how to identify different information sources from a citation

Style Guides


American Psychological Association Links

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)
R808.066 A512 2010

2 copies are located in the Library Reference Collection

Alvernia APA Style Guide for Library Database Articles
Tips on the APA style for article databases

The Basics of APA Style
This APA tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.

APA Reference Examples
Examples of books, reference books and book chapters.

APA Sample Paper
A model paper using APA formatting guidelines.

What's New in the 6th Edition
An APA tutorial highlighting the changes in the new APA publication manual.

Frequently Asked Questions About APA Style
FAQ's from the American Psychological Association.

Online Tutorial

APA Exposed
A six module tutorial highlighting the most important aspects of APA guidelines.

University Library Links

B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library - APA Citation Style
Citation examples for journals, books and websites.

Harvard Graduate School of Education
An extensive list illustrating APA references format for common sources.

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Purdue University's APA style guide.

University of North Carolina Library APA Citation Examples
A great source for website examples.


MLA handbook for writers of research papers (7th ed.)
R808.027 M689 2009

2 copies are located in the Library Reference Collection

MLA Style FAQs
Common questions about using the MLA style

MLA Style for Web Sources
MLA tips for citing electronic sources

MLA Documentation Style for "Works Cited"
Examples of the 2009 edition of MLA citations for numerous types of sources created by the Library Media Resources Center at La Guardia Community College

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Purdue University's MLA ormatting and style guide.

Turabian and Chicago

A manual for writers of research papers, theses and dissertations (7th ed.)
R808.02 T929 2007

2 copies are located in the Library Reference Collection

The Chicago Manual of Style Online
Common examples of materials cited

Turabian and Chicago Style Citation Examples
Notes/Bibliography and Parenthetical/Reference List examples


Citation Guides - Style Manuals
Web sites with examples of how to cite sources

Citing Your Sources: APA and MLA Citation Styles
A flash tutorial teaching how to compose basic bibliographic citations in MLA and APA formats.

Formatting a Works Cited or References Page
Examples of citing different types of sources


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Choosing a Citation Style in EBSCO Databases

Use the Citation Format drop-down menu on the print or e-mail screen to select the citation style.


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Choosing a Citation Style in ProQuest Databases

Place a check in the box by the article title to mark the articles you want to cite and click on CITE in the yellow bar...


Select the preferred Citation style and then print or e-mail the citations.

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Choosing a Citation Style in WorlCat (books)

Click on the title of the book in your results list

Click on the Cite This item link (see link at the end of the image below:)

WC Cite

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Electronic Citation Tools

Citation Builder
A tool for generating a citation in in APA or MLA format.

Griffith University Referencing Tool
An APA, MLA and Harvard reference style formatting tool.

A Heckman Library tool for generating APA, MLA, and Chicago style citations.

Son of a Citation Machine
A tool for generating a citation in in APA or MLA format

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Common APA Errors by Citation Tools

  1. Uppercase is used in article titles. Except for the first word, the first word following a colon, and proper nouns, all words in article titles should be lowercase.

  2. If no DOI is included, a database name is included in the retrieval statement. The APA manual requires the publisher url. However, some faculty prefer the name of the database.If in doubt check with your instructor.

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