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Citation Basics

ASU Librarians Citing Styles Guide provides information about:

  • when to cite a source
  • choosing what citation style to use
  • citation style specifics
  • about setting up a RefWorks account

In addition to keeping oneself out of trouble with copyright compliance rules and university conduct policies, citing your sources allows others to reproduce and build on your research, creating new scholarship.

Citation Assistants

Citation Fox

Contains templates and examples for over 500 different resource types, sorted by type of resource (book, journal article, etc.)  Provided by the University Libraries at University at Albany SUNY.  This tool displays the formula for a citation for the type of resource, followed by several correctly completed citations.


The Online Writing Lab at Purdue

The OWL at Purdue University is a popular resource that many instructors refer to in their classes.  Links to many resources.


Style Wizard

This interactive site guides you through writing individual citations one step at a time.  Steps for each part of a citation explains how information for that part should be entered.  Useful for generating a single citation, when you have all the pieces of information.



RefWorks allows you to manage your research by building your own, personal database of citations. You can then easily insert references and citations in papers or publications, and automatically generate bibliographies/works cited lists in APA, MLA, Chicago, and numerous other citation styles.

To being using RefWorks sign up for an individual account within RefWorks and establish a personal login ID and Password (ASURite ID and Password recommended).

Using RefWorks requires access through an authenticated link. Access RefWorks from the ASU Library homepage list of most used resources, or from the alphabetic list of Research Databases.

To get started with Refworks now, use this link: RefWorks.

More help on using RefWorks is available here:


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