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Citation Style Guides

It may seem like citing your sources is tedious, but it is an important part of academic research. It helps you avoid plagiarism, provides readers with additional information, and adds credibility to your research.

Free Citation Builders

  • Easy Bibhttp://www.easybib.com
    Generate citations for books, book chapters and articles. ASU now subscribes to the premium EasyBib service. If you are off-campus you will be prompted to login before using EasyBib.
     
  • Citation Machinehttp://citationmachine.net/
    Fill out a form and generate MLA or APA citations for a variety of common publication types.

Style Manual Home Pages

  • American Psychological Associationhttp://www.apastyle.org/styletips.html
    The APA website gives some tips about using APA style as well as information on citing electronic resources.
     
  • The Chicago Manual of Stylehttp://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/
    A page of frequently and not so frequently asked questions about the Chicago Manual of Style.
     
  • Modern Language Associationhttp://www.mla.org
    The MLA website briefly describes MLA style and answers some frequently asked questions.
     
  • Uncle Sam Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications: http://www.memphis.edu/govpub/citweb.php
    A basic guide from the Government Publications Department of the University of Memphis.

Helpful Citation Guides