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WPC 101: Student Success in Business: Citing Sources

ASU 101 for the WP Carey School of Business

Helpful Tools

RefWorks - Web-based system to manage your source citations and to create bibliographies and citations in text with the most comprehensive number of style options (see tutorials)

Citation Machine - Interactive web tool for creating standard bibliographic and in-text citations in APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian style formats

EasyBib - Web application that puts bibliographic information for 50 types of resources into APA or MLA formated reference lists

DocsCite - Online tool to help put government publication citations into proper APA or MLA style format

Tweet2Cite.com - Online tool to create APA and MLA style citations for tweets by simply entering the URL

Citation Style Guides

Style guides show how to create citations for bibliographies, footnotes, and in-text citations in a consistent format that makes it easy for the reader to locate the source. This course recommends using either the APA or the MLA citation style.  You can find help on how to format citations according to these styles by referring to the sources listed here for each:

For information on other commonly-used styles and a listing of specialized styles for specific research fields, see the Citation Styles library guide.

APA Citation Style

Complete Guide:

  1. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition 
    Print Book: BF76.7 .P83 2010 in multiple campus libraries

Short Guides Online:

  1. American Psychological Association: APA Style
    Website of tutorials, FAQ's, and a blog provided by the association responsible for the complete guide.
     
  2. APA Documentation Style (University of Wisconsin - Madison Writing Center)
     
  3. APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
    Recommended by the ASU Writing Center.
     
  4. APA Style Reference Formats (Northern Michigan University)
    Extensive online collection of APA citation formats for all types of print, electronic, and graphic sources.
     
  5. ASU Library Citation Style Guide - APA
     
  6. Checkcite (James Madison University Library)
    Online examples of citations in APA, MLA, or Turabian style format for books, articles, websites, etc.

MLA Citation Style

Complete Guide:

  1. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition
    Print Book: LB2369 .G53 2009 in multiple campus libraries

Short Guides Online:

  1. ASU Library Citation Style Guide - MLA
     
  2. CitationFox for MLA (SUNY - Albany)
    In-depth browsing list of types of sources with multiple citation examples for each.
     
  3. MLA Documentation Style (University of Wisconsin - Madison Writing Center)
     
  4. MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
    Recommended by the ASU Writing Center.
     
  5. MLA Style Reference Formats (Northern Michigan University)
    Extensive online collection of APA citation formats for all types of print, electronic, and graphic sources.

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