Citation and proper attribution of sources rest at the core of academic research. Musselman Library provides guides to the major citation styles, which are available in print at the Reference Desk and through several online guides.
Interested in managing citations online?
There are also several resources available online, such as RefWorks and Zotero, through which you gather, manage, cite, and share all of your citations from one place. Please see our guide to RefWorks and Zotero in the tabs above. You can choose which works best for you.
Online Citation Generators
Need to create a citation in MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian? NoodleTools Express allows you to generate a citation using a quick and easy form. Just choose the citation style, what you’re citing (books, journal article, website, etc.), and fill in the citation information. You can’t compile your citations into a source list, but you can copy and paste them directly into your document.
Create citations in a variety of styles (including APA, MLA, Chicago, AMA, ASA, CSE, etc.). Using the free version, choose your citation style, select what you're citing, fill in the information, and EasyBib will generate the proper citation for you.
Choose from four styles to generate the citation you need in this easy to use citation builder: APA 6th edition, MLA 7th edition, CMS 16th edition (author-date), and CSE Name-Year (author-date).
Chicago Manual of Style Online
Chicago Manual of Style Online (subscription access through Gettysburg College)
Turabian (Adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style)
Special Collections & College Archives
We have the following citation manuals available at the Reference Desk.
Concise Rules of APA Style (Ref Desk BF76.7 .C66 2010)
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Ref Desk BF76.7 .P83 2010)
Style Manual for Political Science (Ref Desk JA86 .A52 2001)
American Sociological Association Style Guide (3rd ed.) (Ref Desk HM569 .A54 2007)
The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.) (Ref Desk Z253 .U69 2010)
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) (Ref Desk LB2369 .G53 2009)
(Ref Desk LB2369 .T8 2007)