Help Citing Sources

APA & MLA Style Guides - General

The Purdue OWL: Research and Citation
Start here! From The Writing Lab at Purdue University, this Online Writing Lab (OWL) site helps you cite your sources, format your papers correctly, and even answers common questions about in-text citations. Covers APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles.  

The Writer's Handbook
From the Writing Center at the The University of Wisconsin - Madison, this site covers the mechanics of writing academic papers, including how to format your paper and cite your sources in a variety of styles (APA, MLA, etc.).

Automatic Citation and Bibliography Builders

A word of caution: these automatic tools are not error-proof. You are responsible for the final product. Always double check automatically generated citations and references for correct formatting (capitalization, punctuation, placement of elements, etc.).

Citation Builder
From the University of North Carolina, the Citation Builder tool helps you build citations. You choose your source type and citation style and enter your source information into a form, and the tool formats the citation for you.

From the Hekman Library at Calvin College, KnightCite helps you build citations. Choose your citation style (MLA, APA, or Chicago) and your resource type, then enter your resource information into the form. The tool will format the citation for you.

OttoBib creates citations for books. Simply enter the ISBN of the book you wish to cite, select your citation style, and OttoBib creates a citation for you. MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles available.

Citing Made Easier Video Tutorial