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BHEARD Research Guide : Citing Sources

Citation/Style Guides

Proper citation of information sources is critical. There are various citation styles in use, such as MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian, as well as journal-specific styles (for example, Journal of Food Science style). The webpages below provide guidelines and examples for common citation/reference styles. "Citation generators" will automatically format your citations for you, but you should always verify the accuracy.

Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format A lengthy guide with examples, from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.

Chicago Manual of Style A lengthy guide, with examples, from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.

Citing Government Documents Offers detailed examples for APA, Chicago, MLA and Turabian styles.

How to Cite Data A guide with examples for citing research datasets and statistical tables.

Citation Generators

BibMe A tool for formatting bibliographies in MLA, APA, or Chicago styles, including brief citation guides.

Citation Wizards From the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: converts to MLA, APA, and CSE (formerly known as (CBE) style.

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