Libraries

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 and Searching Summon guides 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.

Citation Managers:

There are many different software packages designed to help manage your citations.  Here are a few that you may wish to try:

Please remember to backup your paper, including the citations, especially when working on large projects. For technical support, please contact the developers. The Libraries cannot provide technical support for these products.


Related Resources:

Student Planner (Academics: honor statement, academic dishonesty)

Mathematics and Writing Academic Center (Room 222 SSB)