Cite Sources with the Help of the University Libraries!
Citing sources can be a very confusing and time consuming process. Luckily for you, the University Libraries have several guides on how to cite sources. Our new resource, Citation Fox, offers several MLA and APA citation examples. Find out how to cite books, government publications, journal articles, online sources, and much more. The University Libraries have also put together APA Style Guide APA Guide to Electronic References , and MLA Style Guide . Our citation page provides online links to the American Sociological Association Style guide and the Chicago Manual of Style. These online resources will help save you time when you need it most.
If you’re at the library, you may want to use a book to guide you through the citation process. Check out these up-to-date citation manuals:
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, c2010. Dewey Library Reference BF 76.7 P83 2010
MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing. New York: Modern Language Association of America, c2008. Dewey Library Reference PN 147 G444 2008
American Sociological Association. Style guide /American Sociological Association. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association, c2007. University Library Reference HM 73 A437X 2007
The Chicago manual of style. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, c2010.
University Library Reference Z 253 U69 2010
The bluebook: a uniform system of citation. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Law Review Association, 2010.
Dewey Library Reference KF 246 U54X 19th ed. (2010)
If you’re curious about when you should cite sources, the University Libraries has put together an online page called When and Why to Cite Sources. Here you will learn about plagiarism, why you should cite sources, when to cite, and how. This is an excellent resource with several examples that will help clear up any questions you have about citing sources.
There are also citation generators that can help you. EndNote and Zotero are popular ways to manage bibliographies. Both EndNote and Zotero allow you to organize and store citations in addition to actually generating a citation list. However, it is important to review any citation created by a citation generator to make sure the information is accurate. For a full list of citation generators please look at our Guide to Citation Generators .
If you have any questions about citing your sources you can always ask a librarian at the reference desk, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 442-3691.
Blog post created by Katie Farrell