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Citation Formats and Style Manuals: How to Cite

This guide will help you to find resources on citations styles: MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, etc. You will also find help with citation management: EndNote, Zotero.

APA Citation Format

APA Formatting and Style Guide
Information about APA style 6th ed. (2009) from Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

APA Citation Examples
Examples from University of Maryland University College, based on APA style 6th ed. (2009)

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Print)  
Located at North Commons Research Assistance Desk (2nd floor, Hodges),
Hodges (1st floor), AgVet, and Music Reference: BF76.7.P83

    MLA Citation Format

    Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format
    Information about MLA style from Purdue's On-Line Writing Lab (OWL).

    Citing Primary Sources in the MLA Format
    Information provided by the Library of Congress

    MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Print)  
    Commons Research Assistance Desk (2nd floor, Hodges)
    Hodges Reference (1st floor): LB2369.G53 2009

    Citation Styles

    Most of the web sites listed give examples of how to cite sources in the selected style. None, however, should be considered to represent the complete style manual. Call numbers and locations are provided for print manuals in the UT Libraries collections.

    For the basics of both MLA and APA documentation styles see The Hodges Harbrace Handbook, located at the Research Assistance Desk in The Commons on the second floor of Hodges Library (PE1112.H6).

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