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Citation Help: Citation Help

Citation Creation Tools

Many databases will format citations for you according to standard styles. Look for links like this in your database results:

Cite 1  or  

In addition, you can use the following tools to create citations in APA, Chicago, or MLA Style. Always double check that generated citations are correct.

EndNote

Students, Faculty, and Staff have the ability to download and use EndNote for FREE on both Mac and PC

To access the software you will need to access the U: Drive 

The location within the U: Drive is -- Public -> AU Libraries -> Endnote

Web Based Citation Management Programs

Use these programs for large research projects to help you save, sort, and format citations

APA

APA has specific requirements for citing sources. You can find this information and incorporate it yourself or you can schedule a meeting with the AU Writing Lab for assistance! For more on general citations, view the video below.

  • Purdue OWL APA Style Guide: The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the premier free online writing guide. They have created a step by step guide for formatting APA papers and citations.
  • Alfred University Writing Lab: You can schedule an appointment with our very own writing professionals. They are prepared to help you understand how to best craft your citations.

Chicago

Each citation style has specific requirements for citing sources. Always ask your instructor or check your syllabus to find out what citation style you will use for a course. You can find this information and incorporate it yourself or you can schedule a meeting with the AU Writing Lab for assistance! For more on general citations, view the video below.

  • Purdue OWL: The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the premier free online writing guide. They have created a step by step guide for formatting different papers and citations.
  • Alfred University Writing Lab: You can schedule an appointment with our very own writing professionals. They are prepared to help you understand how to best craft your citations.

MLA

MLA 8th Edition has specific requirements for citing sources. You can find this information and incorporate it yourself or you can schedule a meeting with the AU Writing Lab for assistance! For more on general citations, view the video below.

  • Purdue OWL MLA Style Guide: The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the premier free online writing guide. They have created a step by step guide for formatting MLA papers and citations.
  • Alfred University Writing Lab: You can schedule an appointment with our very own writing professionals. They are prepared to help you understand how to best craft your citations.

Published Style Manuals

For more information, we recommend that you consult the published style manuals for APA, Chicago, and MLA, available on Reserve at the front desk of Herrick Library.