Coping with Citation Styles

papers, pencil, and clockIt’s that time of year again…time to brush up on citation styles and academic paper formats. Check our Library Guides to APA Style and MLA Style for information to help you cope. Our general guide to Citation Styles includes basic background and links to helpful resources.

There’s lots more help on the Web: Writing center sites like Purdue’s OWL and University of Wisconsin Writing Center, as well as citation helpers like Son of Citation Machine and NoodleTools Express.

If you need to consult the official APA, MLA, or Turabian/Chicago style manual, copies are kept behind the Reference Desk for in-library use only; be sure to bring your Coyote OneCard to the desk. A copy of the Chicago Manual of Style is shelved in the Reference area (REF Z253 .U69 2010) and also cannot leave the library.

If you’re in need of a serious citation organization and management tool, consider Zotero.

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2 comments on “Coping with Citation Styles

  1. Lisa Bartle says:

    Zotero is a great plug-in for the Firefox browser that helps with citation management. Check out the Pfau Library’s Zotero Guide and contact Lisa Bartle ( to schedule a 90-minute instruction session for your group or department.

  2. Jonathan Smith says:

    I recently discovered a page that could be helpful for citing legal materials in APA Style: