UCC Library - Citation Help
Citation Quick Guides
|Style||Reference List||In-Paper Citations|
|APA||APA Citation Style||Guide to APA In Text Citations|
|MLA||MLA Citation Style||Guide to MLA In Text Citations|
|ACS||ACS Citation Style|
- Avoiding Plagiarism
- Citing an iPhone or tablet app in APA style (from the APA Style blog)
- CRAAP test -- Evaluating Sources
- How To Cite Critical Analyses Using MLA Style
(This guide gives tips for citing literary criticism for literature papers.)
You'll need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on the computer you're using to read these PDF documents. We also have copies of all of these guides-- and more-- available at the Library, free for the taking.
If you would like further assistance, or are wrestling with a citation type not covered by the guides above, you can find more assistance in the style handbooks available in the UCC Library Reference section, or contact a librarian.
Automatic Citation Generators & Management Tools
NoodleBib is a step-by-step tool the UCC Library subscribes to that will help you generate, edit, and publish MLA and APA-style source lists. Go to the NoodleBib web site and create your own personal folder (it's FREE to you) and start cranking out those citation lists. You can use this service from off campus but you'll need the username and password, available from the library staff.
A guide to getting started with NoodleBib is available.
- BibMe -- A free online citation generator that searches for the source entered and then fills out the citation information automatically. Works for MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
- Zotero (requires Firefox) -- "A free Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself."
- Son of Citation Machine -- The successor to one of the web's original free citation managers, Citation Machine.
Citation Handbook Guides in the Library & on the Web
The American Psychological Association offers their style guidelines for electronic resources. For advice on other APA formats see their Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (REF 808.02 P) in the UCC Reference collection.
The Modern Language Association (MLA) provides Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Style which includes answers to questions like, "How many spaces should I leave after a period or other concluding mark of punctuation? and Should I use underlining or italics?" You may have to hunt a little to find this part of their site. Look for a link to Frequently Asked Questions About MLA Style.
You may need to check MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (REF 808.02 M) in the UCC Reference collection.
American Chemical Society: ACS Reference Style Guidelines. This is the style for citations preferred by the Chemical Society and the one used for papers written for chemistry classes at UCC. For more examples and a thorough discussion of reference style, consult The ACS Style Guide in the UCC Reference collection (REF 808.06 A).
Chicago Style is the format preferred by many business professionals. This web site of examples is provided by the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin--Madison.