Last Updated: Sep 7, 2017
Learn the basic elements of a citation.
NOTE: This is the 7th edition. The 8th edition is the new edition and the library has it on order.
Chicago Manual of Style, The
Call Number: Reference Book -- R 808.02 U58C
Publication Date: 1993, 14th edition
Most recent edition is on order!
- EasyBib Citation Guides
Guides for APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian
- EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator
Generate citations in MLA format for your bibliography
- Mendeley Desktop
"Free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device."
Tip: You may want to use Zotero (with the Firefox Plugin), too--some "things" are easier to do in Zotero. If you use Mendelay Desktop, though, because other "things" are easier to do with it; then you can setup Mendeley Desktop to sync with Zotero.
- Mendeley Web Importer
Browser plug-in; Mendeley Web Importer is compatible with Science Direct, Google Scholar listings, PubMed and many many other online catalogs.
- NoodleTools Express
MLA, APA or Chicago.
- Zotero - download
Zotero - free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
Choose the version of Zotero that works best for you.
Zotero for Firefox:
- Runs as an extension within your Firefox web browser.
- Requires users to add a plugin for their word processing program.
- Runs as a separate program on your computer.
- Requires users to add a plugin to their web browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox).
- Zotero: a Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators by Jason Puckett
For in-text citations, APA emphasizes the author's name and date of publication; whereas, MLA emphasizes the author and the page number of the original text.