Finding, Using, and Keeping Track of your Sources

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

Citing Sources

Citation Machine: fill out a form, choose from MLA, Chicago, Turabian, or APA format, and it formats your citation.

Zotero: create a database of your citations, format them according to almost any style guide, and automatically insert them into a Word document.

MLA - Modern Language Association

for English and some other humanities disciplines

Chicago Manual of Style / Turabian

for humanities and some social sciences

APA - American Psychological Association

for psychology and similar social sciences

APSA - American Political Science Association

for political science. This style is based on the Chicago style, though it differs in some ways.

CSE - Council of Science Editors (formerly known as CBE)

biology, chemistry, and other natural sciences

Legal citations based on the The Bluebook & ALWD Citation Manual