Citing Sources

Physical Citation Resources

The following books provide guidance on preparing research paper citations.

  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
    CALL NUMBER: 808.027 M685W 2009 -- On Reserve, Reference and Circulating Shelves
  • The Chicago Manual of Style
    CALL NUMBER: 808.0270973 C532 -- Reference
    Chapter 15 includes covers citing online databases
  • The Columbia Guide to Online Style
    CALL NUMBER: 808.027 W181c – On Reserve and Reference

Internet Citation Resources

The below links provide guidance on writing research papers and preparing citations.


The Source Created for OCC students by Professor David Bordelon, featuring examples of APA and MLA citations for dozens of sources.
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) In addition to providing citation information for both MLA and APA formats, this resource covers grammar and the basics of writing a research paper.
MLA 8 Style Guide (Norton)
MLA 8 style updates for the Little Seagull textbook published by W.W. Norton [external pdf]
APA Style for Electronic Resources Most up-to-date resource for APA guidelines on electronic resources like websites and emails
Landmark's Citation Machine Generates citations for you in APA and MLA formats. Warning: this machine will not check spelling, capitalization, etc.
NoodleBib Express A popular citation generator for simple citations in APA, MLA and Chicago styles. Be sure to select NoodleBib Express from the website's choices. (This is Noodle Tools' free service.)