Citation Guides

On the Web
  • RefWorks
    "Your Online Personal Database and Bibliography Creator"
    A citation-making service, provided via OhioLINK.
    For information on how to use RefWorks, see the Online Tutorial.
  • Bedford/St. Martin's: Research & Documentation Online, by Diana Hacker.
    This site provides citation guidelines for the humanities, social sciences, history, and sciences. Choose the appropriate discipline, then click "Documenting Sources" for citation help.
  • APA Style Guide from Purdue
    Based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, this guide provides examples for citing books; book chapters; encyclopedia, journal, magazine, and newspaper articles; Government Printing Office and ERIC reports; online databases; and Internet resources.
  • CSE Style Guide from OSU
    Based on Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th edition, 2006 (T11 S386 2006). The developers of this citation style were formerly known as the Council of Biology Editors (CBE). This guide provides examples for citing books; book chapters; journal articles; conference papers and abstracts; technical reports; and dissertations theses.
  • Chicago Style Guide (Author-Date) from OSU
    Based on The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, this guide provides examples in Author-Date style used in the sciences for citing books; encyclopedia, journal, magazine, and newspaper articles; e-books and journals; and Internet resources.
  • Chicago Style Guide (Notes-Bibliography) from OSU
    Based on The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, this guide provides examples in Notes-Bibliography style used in the arts, literature, and history for citing books; encyclopedia, journal, magazine, and newspaper articles; e-books and journals; and Internet resources.
  • Chicago Style Guide for Web Sources from Purdue
  • MLA Style Guide from Purdue
    Based on the MLA Handbooks for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition, this site offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
  • Turabian Style Guide
    Based on the A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th edition, this guide provides examples in "Humanities" as well as "Scientific" styles for citing books; encyclopedia, journal, magazine, and newspaper articles; and online databases.
  • ACS (American Chemical Society) citation style examples - from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Libraries
  • Citing Net Resources Quick Guide from OSU
    This guide shows the elements commonly used when creating bibliographic references for Internet sources. It is a research aid, not a definitive source on citation format. (APA & MLA format only)
  • Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications
    This guide provides the most common examples of government document citations based on the book by Li & Crane "Electronic Styles: An Expanded Guide to Citing Electronic Information" (1996).
  • Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA (Modern Language Association) Style
    The page includes sample citations for a variety of government information sources.
  • Citing Government Documents Using APA (American Psychological Association) Style From the University of Nebraska Kearney
  • "How to Cite an Image" from the University of Cincinnati
    This site provides a handy guide that details how to properly cite an image (using a variety of citation formats).
  • How to Cite Music, Sound Recordings and Other Media from Williams College
    A useful resource non-traditional resources including video recordings, television and radio programs.