There are many different styles for formatting references or citations in academic work. Some professors prefer a particular style. Others don’t have a preference, but insist that you use one style consistently and properly. Before you start writing, select a style and follow the it's guidelines.

Keep in mind that online tools and resources may offer citation help, but they're not always current. They also don't cover every situation. The style manuals are considered the authorities for citation and formatting rules. Find paper copies of these style guides in the library’s Reference Collection.



Citation Generators

Citation generators are online tools that create your citations for you (you just need to enter the information). Check the results against your style guide to make sure your citations are correctly formatted:

Style Guides

APA Style

  • APA Style: American Psychological Association
  • APA 7th Edition QuickGuide: University of Alberta. Covers reference list and in-text citations for the most common types of resources.
  • APA Style: Purdue Online Writing Lab. Includes sample APA paper.
  • UBC Guide: Citing Business Sources
  • BCIT Guide: Citing Business Sources

For more details, reference these books in the Library:

MLA Style

For more details, reference these books in the Library:

Turabian Style

For more details, consult the following books in the Library:

Chicago Style

For more details, reference these books in the Library:

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