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Citation Builders

Citation Builder
The Citation Builder will help you create citations for journal articles, books, web sites, and interviews in MLA, APA, CBE (Council of Biology Editors) and CSE (Council of Science Editors) format.

Citation Machine
The primary goal of this interactive tool is to make the proper crediting of information in MLA, APA, Turabian, or Chicago format easy.

NoodleBib Express
This free tool allows you to create APA or MLA citations for a variety of sources which you can paste into a document.

Citation and Writing Guides

Citation Style for Research Papers (Long Island University)
These guides are color coded to help you identify which citation elements go where in MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, or AMA style.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab
This site contains some of the best online guides to MLA and APA styles. This site also includes guides for writing thesis statements and business letters, improving your grammar, and creating papers in different fields like engineering and the social sciences.

UVU Writing Center Style Guides
Find quick format tips for APA, MLA, and Turabian style guides.

Style Manuals

The above resources can show you how to cite many common sources: books, articles, websites, etc. But for resources that are not listed on the guides or available in the tools above, the style manuals for each of the different sources contain sample citations for video and audio sources, interviews, and more. The style guides also contain sample formats and information for in-text citations, foot- and endnotes, punctuation, and so on.

Style Title Call Number Online
AMA AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors

REF R119. A533  
APA Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

REF BF76. 7P83  
ASA Style Guide, American Sociological Association

REF HM569 .A54 2014

 
CBE Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

REF T11. S386  
Chicago Chicago Manual of Style

REF Z253. U69 Click Here
MLA MLA Style Manual and Guide to Publishing

REF LB2369 .G53 2016  
Turabian A Manual For Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

REF LB2369. T8  

Bibliography Builders

Carmun's Killer Bib Tool
This site can not only help you cite your sources—books, articles, websites, even lectures—but also help you create an entire bibliography. Registration is required.

EndNote Basic
This free version of EndNote is a useful tool for saving and organizing sources and creating bibliographies for your papers. Create a free account to get started (do not choose the option for Institutional/Shibboleth login or a 30 day trial). In the Library’s Ebsco databases, including OneSearch, you can use the Export tool to save the citations for articles and books to your EndNote account. Choose the option for Direct Export to EndNote Web.

Zotero
This browser plugin is a fantastic tool. It can help you keep track of all your sources, cite them, create bibliographies, let you take notes, and create project folders. If you install the plugin for Word, you can also use it to create bibliographies, footnotes, and endnotes in your papers. Videos on the site show you exactly how to use Zotero.

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