This is one of the most useful online crib sheets for MLA Style - it provides numerous examples for various types of publications and it includes a sample paper illustrating the proper way to format a research paper and cite sources.
Provides learning resources and a searchable FAQ answered by the staff at the MLA.
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 Berry Information Desk and in the Reference collection at call number LB2369 .G53 2009. 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.
Use the Chicago Manual Quick Guide to find out how to cite books, book chapters, journal articles, and more.
The Quick Guide will prompt you to choose the Author-Date style or the Notes & Bibliography style and provide examples.
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 Berry Information 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.
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition is the official source for APA Style.
Changes in the 7th edition include:
- References can include up to 20 authors.
- Format your reference based on the document type, not the retrieval method. For example, format as a book regardless of whether you accessed it as a print book or ebook.
- Doi's should always be included and formatted as https://doi.org/xxxxx (highlighted and underlined as a link)
- Add a url if you found the work online, it doesn't have a doi and the link works.