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Citation Styles Guide

A Practical Guide for Using APA or MLA Format.

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Using this LibGuide

This guide will help you use your assigned citation style (APA or MLA) effectively. Here you will find suggested resources to help you figure out the correct way to format your papers. 

Using APA Format provides you with resources on using the American Psychological Association's publication format correctly.

Using MLA Format provides you with resources on using the Modern Language Association's publication format correctly.

Using Chicago/Turabian Format provides you with resources on using the Chicago/Turabian documentation correctly.

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Managing Citations The Easy Way

You usually don't have to create your own citations for scholarly articles, since almost all of our databases have a button that creates a citation in the style of your choice. See this video for how to find them:


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Managing the citations is much easier using Zotero, a free and easy citation management app for Windows and Mac. You can store citations and pdfs, create and share collection, generate bibliographies and in-text citations, use a browser add-on for quick adds to your bibliography, and many other useful tasks. This video shows you how to install and use it.