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Citation Styles & Management: Overview

This guide provides information on using and managing citations

The Basics

A brief introduction to citing and why we cite from North Carolina State University

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Here's a brief introduction to various citation styles from Kevin deLaplante of Critical Thinker Academy



Here are some links to major citation style manuals from our libraries:

A good information source on citing and general writing:




Here is a selection of online citation generation tools:

BibMe: Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA ...

BibMe quickly generates citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard and thousands of other styles for your bibliography. It's accurate and free!

Citation Machine: Format & Generate Citations – APA, MLA ...

Citation Machine helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use. Cite sources in APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, and Harvard.

The web's fastest and most accurate citation generator. Generate a bibliography, in-text citations and a title page in APA 6th edition, MLA and Chicago.

Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA.

Note:  These are only generators.  See Citation Management Tools below for ways to integrate citing with writing.  As with all tools, you should double check citations for accuracy.

Here's a short video from Western University that sums it up.

Transcript is available by clicking on the video and selecting "... More"