MLA (Modern Language Association) is the most common citation style in the liberal arts and humanities.
APA (American Psychological Association) is the most common style to cite with in the social sciences.
This online citation guide contains resources regarding citing, writing, and formatting papers in APA style.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Call Number: At Circulation Desk
Publication Date: 2009-07-15
In addition to providing guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, this manual offers an authoritative reference and citation system. It also covers the treatment of numbers, statistical and mathematical data, tables and figures.
Basics of APA Style Tutorial
This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style®. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
The Purdue University's online resource for citing, writing, and formatting papers in APA Style.
Purdue Online Writing Lab - Citing Electronic Sources in APA
Content specific to citing all electronic resources in APA style.
Citation builders are a useful tool when building a Works Cited or References page. They are fillable forms that will generate citations for you in various styles based on the information you plug into them.
Remember, no tool is perfect, so always be sure to check your citations with a style guide!
Citation Builder (NCSU Libraries)
Basic citation builder with fillable fields for MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE/CBE styles.
Citation Builder (UNC Libraries)
Citation builder wth fillable fields for APA, MLA, Chigago, and CSE. Options for resources found in print or online.
KnightCite (Hekman Library, Calvin College)
Basic citation builder with fillable fields for MLA, APA, Chicago styles.
Create quick citations for your bibliography. Can search for books, websites, etc. and EasyBib will fill in most of the information. MLA citing tool is free, but has ads.
The Libraries' Search It tool and many of our databases include citation features that will allow you to cite a resource that you found. The citation tools are usually called "Cite It", "Citation", "Cite Now", or something similar. Look on the sides of the pages for a link or menu that includes the link.
Here is an example of where the Search It citation feature is located: