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Style Guides

Copies of these style guides and others are available in Lee Library in the reference collection.  

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Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
Call Number: 808.06615 P976a
ISBN: 1433805596

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MLA handbook for writers of research papers - MLA
Call Number: R 808.027 689m7
ISBN: 9781603290241

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The Chicago manual of style. - University of Chicago
Call Number: R 808.027 C532u
ISBN: 9780226104034


Step 1: Database Citing Tools

Many databases provide autocite features. Look for a “Cite” link in a “Tools” box on either the right hand side of the screen or the top of the screen on the “Item Record” page. There may also be citation information at the bottom of the item page or webpage.

Step 2: Using Citation Generators

These sites will generate your citation for you in the documentation style of your choosing. Students are responsible for verifying and correcting potential formating issues.



Citation Machine


NOTE: Some instructors do not allow the use of citation generators, so you should ask your instructor if they are permitted.


    Step 3: Citation Guides

    Use one of these to double check your citations.  The librarian recommends Owl at Purdue.

    Using MLA format:

    OWL at Purdue: MLA

    Using APA format:

    OWL at Purdue: APA

    Using Chicago format:

    Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide


    NOTE: Whether you get your citation from a database or an online citation generator, you must always check that citation through either a citation manual or a reputable online citation guide. 


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