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Citation and Bibliography Help

Citation Styles

APA (American Psychological Association)

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We recommend using Purdue Online Writing Lab's APA Formatting & Style Guide. It will tell you how to format your paper, create inline citations and cite your sources using APA.

MLA (Modern Language Association)

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We recommend using Purdue Online Writing Lab's MLA Formatting & Style Guide. It will tell you how to format your paper, create inline citations and cite your sources using MLA.

Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago We recommend using Purdue Online Writing Lab's Chicago Manual of Style Guide. It will tell you how to format your paper, create inline citations and cite your sources using Chicago.

Tools

Get Help

There are three ways to get help from a University Learning Center writing tutor: set a Writing Center appointment, submit your paper online through our OWL, or drop in at the Writing Lab.

Writing Services at the University Learning Center is located on the first floor of DePaolo Hall (DE 1003). You can contact them at 910-962-7857 or ulc [at] uncw [dot] edu.

Need a Citation Manual?

Citation manuals are available in Randall Library at the Research Help Desk and for check-out in the General Collection. You may search the library catalog for location and call number information.

Frequently used citation manuals:
The Chicago manual of style (Chicago) Z253 .U69 2003
MLA Handbook For Writers Of Research Papers (MLA) LB2369 .G53 2009
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) BF76.7 .P83 2010

EndNote Basic

EndNote Basic is a free online tool that helps you:screenshot

  • Collect references from electronic and traditional sources
  • Organize your references for your research topics and papers
  • Insert and cite references automatically while writing your paper
  • Automatically generate a formatted bibliography

To get started, create a free Endnote Basic account.

Visit our EndNote guide for more information.

Citation Builder (NCSU)

Citation Builder creates citations for you in APA, MLA, and Chicago CBE/CSE formats. Try it out!
Note: Consult the appropriate style manual to verify the output of your citations.

KnightCite

KnightCite is a online citation generator. Choose your citation style (MLA, APA or Chicago) and type of resource (book, article, chapter etc), enter in the item details and click submit. You'll get a formatted citation!
Note: Consult the appropriate style manual to verify the output of your citations.

Zotero

"Zotero is a free, easy-to-use 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."
Download Zotero.
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