Citation & Style
LRC Resources Research/Term Papers
and Copyright Resources pages.
Report dead links to the librarian.
resources for style information:
Many of the
databases that we access and subscribe to, i.e. EBSCOhost and
ProQuest, have a citation feature as part of the service. Ask
the librarian if you cannot find this feature.
BibMe - a free automatic
bibliography generator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian
formatting, allows you to create and download a bibliography;
requires free registration to save and
download your bibliogrpahies.
EasyBib - free automatic
citation/bibliography generator, supports major styles and formats.
A nice feature is that besides creating a manual entry, you can
search materials by ISBN, author, title, etc. and it will fill it
most of the form for you. Allows you to create and download the
Son of Citation
Machine – will format the citation (bibliography &
parenthetical in text) in MLA, APA, etc. from information you
supply, you can then copy & paste to your
document. Does not allow you to save to a list and download.
OCLC's WorldCat database -
you can retrieve a record for materials (books, media, journals,
etc.) and use the Cite/Export link at the top of the record
to copy & paste or export a citation in several formats.
Dr. Abel Scribe’s
Guides to Style for Research Papers. Covers all
style formats. Spencerian College, Lexington faculty use the MLA
Language Association and the APA - American Psychological
Association style manuals.
directly to Dr. Scribe's -
MLA style guides
| APA style guides
- click on one.
These sites are thorough and have
examples of papers, quick study and reference guides that you can
print out. Some may require Adobe Acrobat, or other reader, to
view and print.
University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) - Research and Citation
Resources - excellent source of information on research and
citation styles; several of the resources can be downloaded.
►For faculty that
(2009) Instructor’s Precis - a good source
Sample APA & MLA
papers: (all in pdf format)
resources in the LRC collection:
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed.
New York: The Modern Language Association, 2009.
Call number: REF 808.02 M6998m 2009 –- Library Use Only.
Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed.
American Psychological Association, 2010.
Call number: REF
808.0661 P9609 2010 – Library Use Only
examples of formatting can be found on the following web sites: (many
university libraries and departments maintain example pages like
below, and also guides for style formats).
MLA style: Honolulu
Community College Library
MLA style: Dallas
TeleCollege Library and Richland College Library
APA style: College
of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, Clemens Library
Northwest Missouri State University, B.D. Owens Library