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Citation Guides in the Library
Various disciplines will use different style manuals, and it is important that you know from your professor which style manual he/she is requiring you to use. Always ask your professor if you are unsure.
Remember: when using someone else’s work, always cite it !!
Citation Styles by Subject
Which style should you use?
APA style: Psychology, Education, and other Social Sciences
MLA style: Literature, Arts, and Humanities
Chicago style: History and Social Sciences
Turabian style: All Subjects
American Anthropological Association (AAA) style: Anthropology
Citation Tools and Generators
This useful site helps you to format citations for various kinds of sources – books, journal articles, web sites, etc.
CiteULike is a free service to help you to store, organize and share the scholarly papers you are reading. When you see a paper on the web that interests you, you can click one button and have it added to your personal library. CiteULike automatically extracts the citation details, so there's no need to type them. It all works from within your web browser so there's no need to install any software.
EasyBib helps create accurate, comprehensive works cited lists. 252,655,461 citations made to date.
Now with Autocite: Cite books with just an ISBN number, and websites with just a URL!
KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation, eliminating the need to memorize minute details of style for multiple kinds of sources.
Mendeley Reference Manager
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research