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Cite Sources

Many library databases have built-in citation generators. Below is an example of an article from a Discovery search where the Cite tool is located in the right column. The Cite tool provides formatted citations (APA, MLA, and other common citation styles) which can be copied and pasted in to a bibliography.


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APA Citation Guides

Use APA for papers in psychology, education, and other social sciences.

  • APA Style  (from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
    A quick guide to citing resources based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2009).

  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
    REF BF76.7 P83

Chicago Citation Guides

Use Chicago for papers in history and humanities.

  • Chicago Manual of Style
    Citation guide.  American English style, grammar and punctuation with prescribed writing and citation styles. 

  • Chicago Style Citation Quick Guide
    Citation examples from the Chicago Style website

  • The Chicago Manual of Style
    REF Z 253.U69
    Print version of style used by the History Department at Saint Michael's College.
  • Turabian Quick Guide

    Kate L. Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Eighth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers
    REF LB2369 .T8 2013

MLA Citation Guides

Use MLA for papers in literature, arts, and humanities.

  • MLA Documentation (from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL))
    A quick guide to citing resources based on the new MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 8th ed. (Modern Language Association 2016)

  • EasyBib

  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
    REF LB2369.G53


CSE Style Guide (Council of Scientific Editors)

Short Guide to Writing About Biology / Jan A. Pechenik
REF QH304 .P43 2013


ACS Style Guide (Williams College)

ACS Style Guide
REF QD8.5 .A25 2006

OWL: Complete Discipline Listing

This website provides an exhaustive list of style guide information for documenting sources in different disciplines. The handout is organized by discipline and includes both a link to the main organizational website and also a link for an online guide to using that style.

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