Need a quick citation? Both Google Scholar and SearchPlus (our library discovery system) provide quick and easy tools for citations.
Google Scholar. Once you have located the resource, click on the cite link below the entry for MLA, APA, or Chicago sytle citations.
SearchPlus. While using SearchPlus, scroll over the entry and note the additional information that appears in the right column, including a cite button. If you click on the cite button, it will provide choices such as APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, AMA, etc.
Worldcat. Primarily covers book and journal title records. However, it does provide a cite/export button that allows you to generate APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Turabian citations.
When creating and compiling citations, make sure you know:
Parts of a citation for a book:
Chicago Manual of Style (Purdue Online Writing Center)
Chicago Manual of Style : Author-Date System (Williams College)
Chicago Manual of Style: Documentary Note or Humanities Style (Williams College)
Chicago Manual of Style Quck Guide for Government Documents (Bowdoin College)
Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide for Government Documents (Radford University)
American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style Guide : 10th ed., 2007. This is a guide to the most frequently used entries. Available at the MSU Libraries Reference Desk.
AMA Style Guide Sample References and Citations : Biomedical Editor
American Political Science Association (APSA) Documentation : University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center.
American Sociological Association (ASA) Format Guide : Purdue University Online Writing Lab.
How to Cite Data : Michigan State University Libraries.
Citing Government Documents. Official government documents are rich sources of information for research in many areas of political science, but figuring out how to cite them can be a real challenge. Here are a couple of helpful guides about how to cite them:
BibMe : Generated APA, Chicago, MLA, or Turabian.
DocsCite : DocsCite is a step-by-step guide to putting government publication citations into proper style format such as MLA or APA.
KnightCite Citation Creation Tool : This site generates citations in APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles. Courtesy of the Calvin College Heckman Library.
Landmarks Citation Machine : Handles APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian citations.
North Carolina State's Citation Builder : Generated citations for both APA and MLA.
EndNote and EndNote Web : Many people capture bibliographic information using EndNote. EndNote allows one to generate citations for APA, Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, Turabian, Science and other journal-specific bibliographic citation styles. Note : The MSU Library offers classes on how to use EndNote.
Papers2 : A reference manager with features for managing citations and PDFs, searching for and sharing scholarly articles, and adding citations to manuscripts.
Check the Library Events Calendar to find out when training sessions on EndNote, Mendeley, Papers2, and Zotero are being offered.
Cite Right : a quick guide to citation styles--MLA,APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more (2006) Available online.