Library - Citing Sources

Writing citations can be a challenging experience! It's important to give credit to the authors and sources used in your paper and to avoid plagiarizing.

The links below can help you write citations. Contact the library or the writer's centers for more information.

Purdue Univerity's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a great source for information about citing sources, paper formatting, and other writing topics.

Here are two other citation styles you may encounter.

MLA Citation

Do you need ...

    A few basics about writing citations?
    Try the library's MLA Citation Handout for help with a Works Cited page.

    A more extensive list of examples?
    See Purdue OWL's MLA Formatting and Style Guide for examples.

    To cite a legal source?
    See this LibGuide for help.

    To quote or paraphrase another author's ideas?
    Those are called In-text Citations.

    Help with layout or formatting questions?
    See a MLA Sample Paper or MLA Sample Works Cited Page.

    An online tool that will help you write MLA citations?
    Try Noodlebib Express. You'll answer a series of questions about your sources and a citation will be automatically written. Verify it for accuracy and copy/paste it into your paper.

APA Citation

Do you need ...

    A few basics about writing citations?
    Try the library's APA Citation Handout for help with a Works Cited page.

    A more extensive list of examples?
    See Purdue OWL's APA Formatting and Style Guide for examples.

    To cite a legal source?
    See this LibGuide for help.

    To quote or paraphrase another author's ideas?
    Those are called In-text Citations.

    Help with layout or formatting questions?
    See an APA Sample Paper or APA General Formatting Guide.

    An online tool that will help you write APA citations?
    Try Noodlebib Express. You'll answer a series of questions about your sources and a citation will be automatically written. Verify it for accuracy and copy/paste it into your paper.

    Need a DOI Number (Digital Object Indicator)?
    Go to Crossref's Free DOI Lookup to find it. This 4 minute video explains how to find a DOI and how to use it.