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Citing Resources

A summary for Citing Sources contains brief, general examples without referencing specific styles.

A recommended online source to various style guides is Online! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources.

A print copy of Cite Right; A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions and More" is available in the Library in the Reference collection: Ref PN 171 .F56 L55 2006.

Citation Style Guides

From the numerous style guides, the following selections are recommended to assist you with citing sources when you have a research paper or project that requires source documentation.


APA (American Psychological Association)


The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association  6th ed.  Ref. BF 76.7 .P83 2010 

Mastering APA Style: student's workbook and training guide  Ref. BF 76.7 .G45 2002

The APA offers free tutorials for “The Basics of APA Style” and “What's New in the Sixth Edition”.  The APA also has FAQ online with examples of citing.


MLA (Modern Language Association)


The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing 7th ed.  Ref. PN 147 .G444 2008

The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 3rd ed.  Ref. LB 2369 .G53 2009


Chicago/ Turabian


The Chicago Manual of Style 15th ed.   Ref. Z 253 .U69 2010  A useful online guide to the 15th ed. of the Chicago Style is available from the University of Chicago Press, provides guidelines for general studies.


Turabian is based upon the Chicago Style, and it provides guidelines for specific research, dissertations and theses.

A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertation: Chicago style for students and researchers, 7th ed.  by Kate Turabian   Ref. LB 2369 .T8 2007