Take the Citation out for a Spin

1980 Chevrolet Citation X11
Picture of the Chevrolet Citation By Uniquesweetguy at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

As we near the end of the Spring II session, many of you will have a final project due that needs to be written in a certain citation format, usually APA or MLA. Did you know that we have links to guides that can help you? To find the guides, simply begin at the Leatherby Libraries homepage. On the right side of the screen under the word Research, select Citation / Style Guides to see a list of the citation guides that we have to offer. Once you are on the page, there are two extremely helpful guides that you can find under the heading General Style Guide Sites.

My first citation guide recommendation is Research and Documentation Online, 5th Edition. Based on Diana Hacker’s style guide, it offers citation guidelines and examples for APA, MLA, Chicago, and CSE. This site has easy-to-use dropdown menus to help you cite with confidence. My second citation guide recommendation is the Long Island University Citation Style for Research Papers site. Created by Robert Delany, this citation guide covers APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago, and AMA. It includes citations guidelines, but it also offers the added bonus of using color-coding to make it easier to see the individual components. And the examples are all about Star Trek.

You can also contact your Brandman librarians for citation assistance. In the meantime, why not take the Citation out for a spin?


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