Citing Information: How to Cite a Source (Electronic & Print)
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How To Cite Sources
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The following guides provide samples of common citation formats. Consult Research Desk personnel for additional information.
APA Style (PDF document)
MLA Style (PDF document)
Turabian: a form of Chicago Style (PDF document)
For citation samples of sources not included in the examples above, please see the style manuals for each format.
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
6th edition, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010.
Note the sections on Electronic Media.
Call number: BF76.7 .P83 2010
- MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
7th edition, New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009.
Call number: LB2369 .G53 2009
- MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing by Joseph Gibaldi
3rd edition, New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2008.
Call number: PN147 .G444 2008
- The Chicago Manual of Style | 16th edition online
15th edition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003
Call number: Z253 .C57 2003
- A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian, rev. by John Grossman and Alice Bennet.
6th edition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Call number: LB2369 .T8 1996
Citing Electronic Sources
- Electronic Styles: a Handbook for Citing Electronic Information by Xia Li and Nancy B. Crane.
Medford, NJ: Information Today, 1996
- APA Electronic References
Excerpted from the APA Style Guide to Electronic References and the fifth edition of the Publication Manual
- APA Research Style Crib Sheet
An unofficial collection of examples
- APA Style Resources
Samples of citations to electronic sources
- MLA: Frequently Asked Questions About MLA Style
The only ones available on the Internet that are authorized by the Modern Language Association of America.
- Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA Style
Audrey Jean Haight, Patrick Ragains, and Vicky York. Sample citations for government documents.
- CU Chicago Manual of Style (online)
- Chicago Manual of Style
16th edition. FAQ, Tools, Citation Quick Guide.
- Citing Electronic information in History Papers
Samples of electronic history citations in Turabian format.
- Clifford's Advice on Notes
Sample footnotes and endnotes for history sources. Prepared by a history professor at the University of South Florida.
- Columbia Guide to Online Style
Columbia University Press guide by Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor. Samples citations for various forms of electronic materials, delineated by MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
- Online! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources.
Andrew Harnack and Eugene Kleppinger. Provides detailed guidance on the APA, MLA, Chicago, and CBE styles.
- Citing Internet Resources / Classroom Connect
Sample citations for various forms of electronic material. Citation style is not specified.
- Citing Online Sources: Advice on Online Citations Formats
More sample citations for various forms of electronic material. Citation style is not specified.
Various how-to documents and basic citation assistance.
- ASA Format / American Sociological Association Style Guide
Created by the library at Cal State Los Angeles
- Citations / Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) / National Archives of the United States
Sample citations for items from the national archives
- Uncle SAM: Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications
Government Publications Department, University of Memphis. Examples of government document citations.