Citing Sources

Physical Citation Resources

The following books provide guidance on preparing research paper citations.

  • MLA Handbook
    CALL NUMBER 808.027 M685W 2016 -- On Reserve and at Reference Desk
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
    CALL NUMBER: 808.027 M685W 2009 -- On Reserve, Reference, and Reference Desk
  • The Chicago Manual of Style
    CALL NUMBER: 808.0270973 C532S -- Reference and Reference Desk
    Chapter 15 includes covers citing online databases
  • The Little Seagull Handbook
    CALL NUMBER: 808.042 B9381 -- On Reserve and at Reference Desk
  • Rules for Writers
    CALL NUMBER: 808.02 H118RW -- At Reference Desk and on 2nd Floor Circulating Shelves

Internet Citation Resources

The below links provide guidance on writing research papers and preparing citations.


The Source Created for OCC students by Professor David Bordelon, featuring examples of APA and MLA citations for dozens of sources.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) In addition to providing citation information for MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian formats, this resource covers grammar and the basics of writing a research paper.
MLA 8 Style Guide (Norton)
MLA 8 style updates for the Little Seagull textbook published by W.W. Norton [external pdf]
APA Style for Electronic Resources Most up-to-date resource for APA guidelines on electronic resources like websites and emails
Landmark's Citation Machine Generates citations for you in APA and MLA formats. Warning: this machine will not check spelling, capitalization, etc.
NoodleTools Express A popular citation generator for simple citations in APA, MLA and Chicago styles. (This is Noodle Tools' free service.)