Citation Style Guides

Resources for compiling your bibliographies and footnotes


Publication Manual of The American Psychological Association

APA Style
The website of the American Psychological Association has a basic guide to APA style.


Turabian, Kate. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers

The Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style Online 
*Available to current students, faculty and staff only
Find recommendations on editorial style and publishing as well as Q&A and examples for citing sources.


MLA Handbook

The MLA Style Center
The website of the Modern Language Association has a section dedicated to writing in the MLA style. Includes a template to assist in creating full citations.


Citation Generator
A free citation generator that offers support for APA, MLA, and Chicago.

Cite it Right: the SourceAid Guide to Citation, Research, and Avoiding Plagiarism

Citing Sources
An excellent web guide from Duke University Libraries with clear and simple examples of citations in all of the major styles.

Keys for Writers

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Formatting and style guides for MLA, APA, and Chicago.

An open source citation management tool that allows you to save articles and citation information all in one place. With the Microsoft Word plug-in, you can insert citations and references while you write.

A free citation generator from the makers of Zotero that does not require the making of an account or installing any software.