Style Manuals and Other Guides
APA | ACS | CBE | Chicago | MLA |
Turabian | Electronic | Other Guides
Online Citation Tools
In accordance with Austin College's Academic Integrity policy, all sources, print and electronic, must be sited correctly within the text and in a list of works cited. Citation formats or "styles" vary for each discipline. Check with your professor or your course syllabus if you need to know which style manual to follow.
Please refer to the guides below to help you correctly credit information sources from books, journals, magazines, web pages, etc. used in your research papers. Read Why Cite? for a thorough explanation of the importance of citing sources.
APA (American Psychological Association)
ACS (American Chemical Society)
CBE (Council of Biology Editors)
MLA (Modern Language Association)
Instructions for Citing Electronic Sources
|Citing Net Sources > Quick Guide
|| from Ohio State University Libraries. Includes only APA and MLA examples.
|Documenting Electronic Sources
||from Purdue's Online Writing Lab. Includes APA, CBE, Chicago, MLA, and other style manuals.
||the final frontier by George H. Hoemann of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Includes APA, Chicago, and MLA.
|The Reference Guide to Using Online Resources, 2003 Update. Includes APA, CBE, Chicago, and MLA.
Online Citation Tools
These are online citation tools and bibliographic managers that are useful in helping manage research, in-text citations, end-notes, work cited lists and bibliographies:
||Academic Professional Version Brought to You by Abell Library Center
||is a free Firefox extension that can also be used in Flock (a browser based on Firefox) that helps manage references within the browser window. Zotero began as a workstation/computer dependent citation tool, but now your citations saved in one instance of the FireFox browser on your laptop, for example, are synchronized with a main Zotero server, so when you access your Zotero account from another computer, your citations will be downloaded into that Firefox browser and you can continue your research.
||this free reference management center also adds a social bookmarking component that allows you to tag citations and discover similar articles from other's tagged and shared citations. You can also create groups in CiteULike and participate in collaborative projects.
||this free software generates bibliographies and pulls data from a variety of online sources including Amazon, FindArticles, and CiteULike. Bibliographies can be formatted in APA, MLA, Chicago and Turabian, and then exported into a word processor.
||Save all or just parts of a website with icyte; tag it, add a description, share it, and be able to go back to it easily. Install the iCyte plugin for use with FireFox or with Internet Explorer. iCyte is also designed for project sharing. iCyte works with most major browsers: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Safari and Chrome. iCyte is free for students and faculty associated with educational institutions; you need to register with your valid educational (AC) email address in order to establish your free account. https://www.icyte.com/education