When writing citations, your goal is to lead the reader of your paper to the same sources that you used.
Depending on your discipline (arts & humanities, sciences, engineering, etc.), you will use a specific citation style guide and specific edition of the style guide (e.g., APA 6th edition, MLA 8th edition, CSE, etc.) Each citation style guide uses a specific format to cite articles, books, book chapters, web sites, dissertations, and much more! Your professor will tell you which citation style guide to use; if they don't and you're unsure which to use, ask your professor.
Below are links to different citation style guides.
- Basics of APA Style Tutorials - Flash videos from APA (requires Flash)
- Writers Handbook: Documentation: APA Style University of Wisconsin.
Includes information on formatting an APA style paper, including information on headings and how to construct a References List.
- APA Formatting and Style Guide from OWL Online Writing Lab - Purdue University
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th edition
- Copy 1: BF76.7.P83 2010 REF DESK. Level 4 Rasmuson Library (does not circulate)
- Copy 2: BF76.7.P83 2010 REF. Mather Library Reference (does not circulate)
- Copy 3: BF76.7.P83 2010. Level 6, Rasmuson Library- [Check availability in the Library Catalog]
(Note: Turabian's A Manual for Writer of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations is commonly known as the "baby" Chicago Style Manual, as it is based on The Chicago Manual of Style but does not go in depth into topics such as book publishing that the Chicago Style Manual does.)
- Writer's Handbook: Documentation: Chicago Style University of Wisconsin.
Gives sample notes for first and second references for a variety of sources. Includes instructions for creating a Works Cited page.
- Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition from OWL Online Writing Lab - Purdue University
- The Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
- Copy 1: Z253.U69 2017 REF DESK. Level 4 Rasmuson Library (does not circulate)
- Turabian, Kate.A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 6th edition. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1996.
- Copy 1: LB2369.T8 1996 [Check availability in the Library Catalog]
- Writers Handbook: Documentation: MLA Style University of Wisconsin.
Gives a good review of how to incorporate quotes and paraphrased material from a variety of sources. Includes instructions for a Works Cited page.
- MLA Formatting and Style Guide from OWL Online Writing Lab - Purdue University.
- MLA Handbook (8th edition)
- Copy 1: LB2369.G53 2016 REF DESK (limited circulation [Check availability in the Library Catalog])
- Copy 2: LB2369.G53 2016. Level 4 Rasmuson Library (Two copies are on reserve at the Circulation Desk.)
- Scientific Style and Format Citation Quick Guide
- Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 8th edition