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Learn the basic elements of a citation.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association -- Reference Book
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers -- Reference Book
MLA Handbook by
Call Number: Reference Book -- 808.02 M689h3
Publication Date: 2016
Chicago Manual of Style -- Reference Book
ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication
EasyBib Citation Guides
Guides for APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian
EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator
Generate citations in MLA format for your bibliography
"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.
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).
See also: EndNote (including EndNote Basic), F1000Workspace, and ReadCube Papers
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.