Citing and Evaluating
- Primary or Secondary Sources
- Evaluating Print Sources
- Scholarly Journals, Popular Magazines, and Trade Publications
- Fast Track: A student's guide to high performance research
Visit these links for information about citing sources.
- Citing Government Documents
- Citing Primary Sources at the Center for Archival Collections
- Specific Style Guides
- APA LibGuide
- MLA LibGuide
- Vancouver Citation Style, from the University of Western Australia
- Duke University - Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism: Documentation Guidelines (Covers APA, Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, and Turabian)
- Research and Documentation Online - by Diana Hacker (Covers MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, CBE)
RefWorks Bibliographic & Citation Management Software
RefWorks is a web-based tool that assists in managing citations, creating bibliographies, and importing references from online databases.
Use a citation generator when you need to create a bibliography. These user-friendly, easy-to-use tools create individual citations that must be copied and pasted into a Word document. Be sure to proofread your citations for accuracy, completeness, and correct formatting. Although citation generators can be quite reliable, they are not error proof.
- KnightCite Citation Maker (Heckman Library, Calvin College)
Supports MLA, APA, and Chicago styles for a wide variety of print and electronic resources.
MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc. Some features require a free account. Upgrade for additional features.
Also works as a citation manager, and not just generator. Mendeley is a free reference manager for students and researchers. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, as well as read and annotate PDFs on any device.
Like Menedeley, Zotero is also a robust citation manager. Billed as a "personal research assistant", it's is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.