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Citing Sources

Different disciplines have different ways of formatting research papers and citing sources. Check with your Professor to be sure you’re using the preferred style for your course.

Citation Help

  • The OWL: The Purdue Online Writing Lab—This is a great resource for learning about style and citation in writing research papers.
  • Research and Documentation Online—Diana Hacker is a trusted source for all of your style and citation questions.
  • Research and documentation in the digital age  Research and Documentation in the Digital Age, Sixth edition, provides essential research help for assignments in more than 30 college disciplines. With thoroughly revised advice for finding, evaluating, and documenting sources, this handy booklet gives students support for engaging in the research process, finding entry points in debates, and developing their authority as thinkers and researchers. The new edition features updated sample student papers and 325 documentation models that guide students as they cite common sources and newer sources – such as blogs, podcasts, online videos, and reposted Web content – in MLA, Chicago, and CSE styles.  Whitman College Library Reference Collection (ZA4375 .H327 2015 )
  • Knight Citation Creation Tool—This tool will help you create properly formatted citations in MLA, APA, or Chicago format.
  • Turabian Quick Guide—This resource shows how to format the Turabian versions of Chicago style.

Style Guides

ACS (American Chemical Society)
APA (American Psychological Association
ASA (American Sociological Association)
Chicago Manual of Style & Turabian
MLA (Modern Language Association)