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Citation Assistance

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

APA Citation Assistance


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 in Office (desktop version) -- Procedure for creating APA's required, running head in Microsoft Word

Running-Head Steps in Office 365 -- Procedure for creating APA's required, running head in Office 365 

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 

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. 

"The transition to seventh edition APA style." (2019).  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

MLA Citation Assistance

MLA Style -- guidelines from Busse Library (MLA, 8th edition, 2016)

The MLA Style Center: Writing Resources from the Modern Language Association 

Ask the MLA: Blog and FAQ for the Eighth Edition (2016) 

MLA Style 2016: The OWL at Purdue University -- reflects MLA changes in the 8th edition (October 2016)

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