Michigan State University

Citation Guides

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

Using Modern Language Association (MLA) 2009 Format A lengthy guide with examples, from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.

Using American Sociological Association (ASA) Format A guide with examples from California State University, Los Angeles.

Chicago Manual of Style

Cite Right An e-guidebook to many citation styles, including MLA, APA, AMA, CSE, AAA and Bluebook legal citations.

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.

Citation Management Software

EndNote and EndNote Web Information on EndNote bibliographic software, including a link to free training sessions held at the library.

Zotero An online tool for citation management, formatting, and collaboration. Includes a link to free training sessions.

Mendeley A free reference manager and academic social network. Includes a link to free training sessions held at the library.

Papers2 A reference manager with features for managing citations and PDFs, searching for and sharing scholarly articles, and adding citations to manuscripts.

Academic Integrity

This library research guide contains a video, a PowerPoint presentation, web links and library resources to help students understand academic integrity and avoid plagiarism.

*Disclaimer: These sites are maintained by third parties outside of the MSU Libraries. Always double-check any citations generated by these sites to ensure accuracy.