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Formatting and Citing

The Norma Wood Library offers access to many resources to help you when it comes time to format your paper and/or cite your sources. A few of these resources are described below and are arranged based on function and formatting style.

APA
MLA
Citation Machine


APA Format

American Psychological Association (APA) format is used most commonly within the sciences. The library offers multiple resources, both print and electronic, to help you in setting up your paper and citing your sources using APA format.

Online
APA Formatting & Style Guide - part of the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University; offers great explanations and examples of how to format and cite using APA.

Print
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.
Library Location: General Collection. Call Number: BF 76.7 .P84 2006

The world’s easiest guide to using the APA : a user-friendly manual for formatting research papers, according to the American Psychological Association style guide.
Library Location: General Collection. Call Number: BF 76.7 .A468 1998



MLA Format

Modern Language Association (MLA) format is used most commonly within the liberal arts and humanities. The library offers multiple resources, both print and electronic, to help you in setting up your paper and citing your sources using MLA format.

Online
MLA Formatting & Style Guide - part of the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University; offers great explanations and examples of how to format and cite using MLA.

Print
MLA handbook for writers of research papers .
Library Location: General Collection. Call Number: LB 2369 .G3 2003

The world’s easiest guide to using the MLA : a user-friendly manual for formatting research papers according to the Modern Language Association style guide.
Library Location: General Collection. Call Number: LB 2369 .A62 1999



Citation Machine

The Citation Machine is a great tool to help you when it comes time to create your works cited or bibliography page. Simply enter the identifying information for each of your sources and the Citation Machine will generate a citation in the format requested. Formats supported include APA, MLA, Turbian and Chicago.

Once you arrive at the Citation Machine site, click on one of the four links (APA, MLA, Turbian, Chicago) on the left side of the page to get started creating your citations