Cite Your Sources


The Reference Desks have copies of the latest editions of several major style manuals, including the APA, MLA and Chicago guides.

If you are using Summon or one of the databases, many of them have citation help and suggested formatting built-in. See the Citation Formatting for EbscoHOST Databases, ProQuest Databases, and SCOPUS guide for help, or ask a librarian.  Be sure to check the suggested formatting for things like capitalization and punctuation. Many database citations still need minor corrections to comply with the style requirements.

The following sites are good citation resources.

Medical / Biomedical Citations:

You may also find this UMSL Libraries tutorial on Interpreting Citations helpful.