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Deconstructing Citations

Learn the basic elements of a citation.

      

    APA Style

     

    Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association -- Reference Book

    MLA Style

     

    MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers -- Reference Book

    NOTE: This is the 7th edition. The 8th edition is the new edition and the library has it on order.

    Cover Art
    MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - Modern Language Association of America, Gibaldi
    Call Number: Reference Book -- R 808.02 M689H2
    Publication Date: 2009, 7th edition

    Chicago Manual of Style

     

    Chicago Manual of Style -- Reference Book

    Cover Art
    Chicago Manual of Style, The - Chicago Editorial Staff
    Call Number: Reference Book -- R 808.02 U58C
    Publication Date: 1993, 14th edition

     

    Most recent edition is on order!

    Citation Tools

    • 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.
      Zotero Standalone:
      - 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

    Citation Styles -- What's the difference?

    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.

      


     
      


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