Citation Assistance


Citing sources? Creating a bibliography? Look to these websites for style instructions and interactive tutorials.

 

RefWorks -- citation formatting tool that offers MLA and APA styles

Busse Library Citation Assistance: APA

Resources

APA Style -- guidelines from Busse Library (APA, 6th edition, 2010)

Citing Business Sources in APA Style -- offers models for corporate information sources 

Model Paper: Mount Mercy University -- PDF sample paper with cover page, running head, headings, and references list 

Advanced APA Formatting: Tables, Figures, Appendices, Tables of Contents -- Busse Library guide.  Addresses landscape and portrait orientation issues, as well as creating a table of contents. 

In-Text Citation Table -- Busse Library version of APA table that shows how to reference authors and how to create parenthetical (internal) citations

Running-Head Steps -- Procedure for creating APA's required, running head in Office 2007 or Office 2010

General Guides

APA Formatting and Style: The OWL at Purdue University -- classic resource on citation style (2009 edition) 

APA Style: American Psychological Association --select "Learning APA Style" to view free tutorials and for new changes to manual (effective July 2009)

APA Style Blog: APA -- experts answer questions posed about APA Style 

Researching in the Social Sciences. From Research and Documentation, Online (5th ed.) by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister. 

Citing Web Sources

"How to Cite Something You Found on a Website in APA Style." By Chelsea Lee. (2010, November 18). APA Style Blog: APA. 

"What to Do When Information is Missing." (2010).  APA Style Blog: APA. 

Reference List: Electronic Sources (Web Publications): OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab -- sample entries

Model and Sample Papers

APA Manuscript Formatting: The OWL at Purdue University -- sample paper with headings and reference list

Model APA Paper: Mount Mercy University -- sample paper with cover page, running head, headings, and references list 

NOTE: APA standards for the cover page require: (1) title of the paper; (2) student name; and (3) name of the institution.  Please check with your instructor if further information is needed.

Online Tutorials

The Basics of APA Style: APA -- online tutorial from American Psychological Association (APA)

What's New in the Sixth Edition: APA -- online tutorial for advanced practitioners

 

Busse Library Citation Assistance: MLA

MLA Style -- guidelines from Busse Library (MLA, 7th edition, 2009)

Resources

MLA Style 2009: The OWL at Purdue University -- reflects MLA changes in the 7th edition (July 2009)

MLA Update 2009: The OWL at Purdue University -- recent changes to style

MLA 2009: Formatting and Style Guide: The OWL at Purdue University -- offers sample papers and references list (works cited page)

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers -- purchase and register your copy for special site access
 

Researching in the Humanities. From Research and Documentation, Online (5th ed.) by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister. 

 

Other Citation Styles

CSE/CBE Style (7th ed., 2006)

CSE/CBE Style: Citing Literature in the Natural and Physical Sciences -- Busse Library Notebook series

CSE Citation Guide: SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Citing Information: CSE/CBE Style: UNC Libraries-- resource from the University of North Carolina

Researching in the Sciences. From Research and Documentation, Online (5th ed.). By Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister. 

The Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style -- guidelines from Busse Library (CMS, 16th ed., 2010) 

Chicago Manual of Style: Citation Quick Guide

Chicago Manual of Style: OWL Project: Purdue University -- citation models and guidance