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Once you've researched, you need to document what you've found in your paper.
There are several major (and many more minor) styles used for formatting citation information. This guide provides links to resources that will help you properly format your paper according to the style specified by your professor.
This page begins with general guides covering multiple styles. Additional subpages focus on these styles:
APA: American Psychological Association Style
MLA: Modern Language Association Style
AMA: American Medical Association Style
Other Styles & Topics: ACS, CBE, ERIC, etc.
These tools let you chose your citation style and source type, then you enter the information and they create a formatted citation for you. They can be very handy, but be sure to check your results for errors! Automation is not perfect!
Type your citation information and this site will display a citation formatted according to APA, MLA, Chicago, or Turabian format. Very useful--but not perfect! Check your results!. Access to this site is sometimes very slow or problematic.
KnightCite Citation Service
If you like "Citation Machine," give this site a try! Choose your style (MLA, APA, or Chicago), select your source type, enter the information, and let it produce your citation. Be sure to check it for errors! Automation is not perfect!
DocsCite: Citing Government Documents
DocsCite is a step-by-step guide to putting government publication citations into proper style format. From Arizona State University.
Guides that Cover Multiple Styles
These sites cover all of the "major" citation styles. You will find help with the Chicago and Turabian Styles in these sites.
Covers APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles. Provides explanations on in-text citations and assembling your bibliography. From Duke University libraries.
Citation and Style Guides
This is a helpful collection of links describing how to cite print and electronic sources using APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago, and other styles. From Concordia University in Montreal.
Guide for government documents in various citation styles. You will need to select which citation style you wish to use: APA, Chicago, MLA or Turabian
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography
Need help creating an annotated bibliography? This guide offers helpful tips. From Cornell University libraries.
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Thank you to Loring Prest, Electronic Resources Librarian, Louis L. Manderino Library, California University of Pennsylvania. These Citation Styles pages and content were adapted, with permission, from his guide Citation & Style Guides, http://libguides.calu.edu/citation