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Cite & Manage Sources: Citing Sources

Resources to help you cite sources and manage references.

MLA Style

MLA style is commonly used in first-year Writing courses, as well as Humanities disciplines such as English and Comparative Literature. 

Two excellent online sources for MLA style are:

An internet search will find other online crib sheets, but when in doubt, check against the MLA Handbook or ask a Librarian.

For complete details on citing sources with MLA style, consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. Print copies are available at the Baker-Berry Reference Desk and in the Reference collection at call number LB2369 .G53 2009. Additional copies are available at the Reserve Desk in the Orozco Room in Baker Library.

Generally, MLA style uses in-text parenthetical citations with a list of works cited. If your instructor requires you to use footnotes or endnotes, consult Appendix B of the MLA Handbook.

For examples of MLA citation for multimedia sources, see Research and Documentation Online.

Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition

Use the Chicago Manual Quick Guide to find out how to cite books, book chapters, journal articles, and more.

 

The Quick Guide page shows examples using the Notes & Bibliography format.

To see examples that use the Author-Date format, click on the tab immediately above the first example. Here's what the tabs look like:

If the document type you wish to cite isn't in the Quick Guide, consult Chapter 14 for examples using the notes & bibliography format. See Chapter 15 for author-date format examples.

Print copies of the Chicago Manual can be found at the Baker Berry Reference Desk as well as Baker Berry Reference Z253 .C57. Copies of the latest edition are also available under the same call number at Kresge Reference, Dana Reference, Matthews-Fuller Reference, and Rauner Reference.

 

APA Style

APA style is commonly used in social science disciplines such as psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Unfortunately, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association  is not available in electronic form, although some supplementary information is available at the APA's website.

Two excellent online sources for APA style are:

An internet search will find other online crib sheets, but when in doubt, check against the APA Manual or ask a Librarian.

Generaly, APA style uses in-text parenthetical citations with a list of works cited. For complete details on citing sources with APA style, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. Print copies are available at the Baker-Berry Reference Desk and in the Reference collection at call number BF76.7 .P83 2010. Additional copies are available at the reference desks in Dana, Feldberg, and Matthews-Fuller Libraries.

For examples of APA citation for multimedia sources, see the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University.

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