Citation Help

When you use other people's words or work in your research papers to support your own ideas, you must provide citations to the sources of your information.  Citations give credit to the original author, help others find the sources themselves, and give credibility to your work.  The following guides will help you cite your sources correctly.  There are several different styles of citation, so make sure you are using the style your instructor requires.

MLA Citations

MLA Citation Guide: How to create citations in MLA.

MLA Formatting Guide - Word: How to format your paper according to MLA style in Microsoft Word.

MLA Formatting Guide - Google Docs: How to format your paper according to MLA style in Google Docs.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide from Purdue OWL: A more complete guide to citing and formatting in MLA.  Covers a broad range of source types. 

 

APA Citations

APA 7th edition Citation Guide: How to create citations following the APA 7th edition 

APA Formatting Guide - Word: How to format your paper according to the APA style using Microsoft Word.

APA Formatting Guide - Google Docs: How to format your paper according to the APA style using Google Docs.

APA Formatting and Style Guide from Purdue OWL: a complete guide to citing and formatting in APA. Covers numerous types of research sources.

Chicago Citations

Chicago Style Citation Guide: a guide for creating citations in Chicago style.

Chicago Formatting and Style Guide from Purdue OWL: a complete guide to citing and formatting in Chicago.  Covers many types of less commonly used sources.