Cite Your Sources

What citation style do you need to use? Check your assignment or contact your professor to make sure you're using the correct one for your class. NOTE: These citation guides are based on standard styles. Your instructor may ask you to cite sources a different way. Always follow your instructor's directions when citing sources.

MLA–Modern Language AssociationMLA citation style is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature. For complete information about the MLA style, consult with the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition (available at the Ask Here Desk in the Library). Below is a list of recommended sites to guide you in creating MLA style citations:
APA–American Psychological AssociationThe American Psychological Association citation style is widely used in the social sciences, especially psychology. For complete information about the APA style, consult with the MLA Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (available at the Ask Here Desk in the Library). Below is a list of recommended sites to guide you in creating APA style citations:
Chicago/Turabian–Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago citation style is widely used in history. The Turabian citation style is essentially the same as Chicago style, with slight modifications by Kate L. Turabian for the needs of student writers.

For complete information about Chicago style, consult with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (available at the Ask Here Desk in the Library).

For complete information about Turabian style, consult with A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th edition (available at the Ask Here Desk in the Library).

Below is a list of recommended sites to guide you in creating Chicago/Turabian style citations:
CSE–Council of Science EditorsCouncil of Science Editors citation style is widely used in biology and other sciences. For complete information about CSE style, consult with Scientific Style and Format, 8th edition (available at the Ask Here Desk in the Library). Below is a list of recommended sites to guide you in creating CSE style citations:
ASA–American Sociological Association American Sociological Association citation style is intended for use by authors preparing manuscripts for publication in ASA journals. For complete information about the ASA style, consult with ASA Style Guide, 5th edition (available at the Ask Here Desk in the Library). Below is a list of recommended sites to guide you in creating ASA style citations:

Citation Makers

Citation makers, also called citation generators, are tools that help you create citations. Once you enter the necessary information in the boxes provided, the citation maker will take what you entered and put them in the correct sequence for your source's citation. NOTE: Citation makers rely on you to enter the correct information. Make sure you spell all words correctly and use the correct capitalization scheme for each citation style. You should have at least a basic understanding of your citation style before using citation makers so that you can spot any errors.

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