Citation Help

Citing your sources: online guides and more.

APA citation cheat-sheets

2 pg. handout: A brief guide to APA style. Tacoma Community College.

APA formatting and style guide. OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue. Based on the 6th ed. of the American Psychological Association (APA) Manual.

APA style: Frequently asked questions.

MLA citation cheat-sheets

2 pg. handout: A brief guide to MLA style. Tacoma Community College.

MLA 2009 formatting and style guide. OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue. Based on the 7th ed. of Modern Language Association (MLA) Handbook.

More detailed, 60 page PDF with sample research paper: Documenting sources in MLA style -- a Hacker Handbooks supplement.

MLA handbook: Frequently asked questions.

Online citation generators

EasyBib: you enter the bibliographic information, it automates a citation, and you download it into MSWord. Only free for MLA.

Citation Machine: you enter the bibliographic elements and it creates a citation for you to cut and paste. Both MLA & APA. (Select the correct style and source type.)

Knightcite: you enter the bibliographic elements and it creates a citation for you to cut and paste. Both MLA & APA. (Select the correct style and source type.)

Library databases are usually able to automate citations for your online articles. Select your articles, then select your citation style. (Check the citations for accuracy!) How to automate citations in EBSCO databases.

Citation tutorials

Cite this! MLA style workshop. Anoka Technical College.
    Five page handout

Cite this! APA style workshop. Anoka Technical College.
     Five page handout

Citation research tutorial. Eastern Washington University.

Library citation handbooks

MLA handbook for writers of research papers. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2009. 7th ed. REFERENCE and MAIN LB2369.G53 2009

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Wash., DC: APA, 2010. 6th ed. REFERENCE BF76.7 .P83 2010.