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ASU Online Library Guide

About this Page

This page offers resources on citation tools to help you cite resources from your research. The additional tutorials listed here will teach you more about ASU Library and how to utilize resources. This guide only skimmed the surface on what is available to you as an ASU student through the library, so it is encouraged to keep exploring and learn more. 

Citing Sources

Citing sources is an ethical practice required by the university's Academic Integrity policy. As a college student, you are expected to cite sources that you quote, paraphrase, or otherwise use in preparing your papers, reports and presentations. The three most frequently used citation styles for students are APA (American Psychological Association), MLA (Modern Language Association) and Chicago (University of Chicago). See the ASU Library: Citation Styles guide for more information on each style.​

Additional Resources

  • ASU Library LibGuide: Citation Styles: This page links to various style guides (APA, MLA, Chicago) and more resources that are recommended for learning the basics of proper citation formatting.
  • ASU Tutoring: Offers a variety of services that are free to you as a student, including: Tutoring, Writing Tutoring, Academic Skills Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Graduate Writing Tutoring, and Graduate Statistics Tutoring.
  • The Online Writing Lab at Purdue: Many instructors refer to the free OWL website because it provides accurate and informative resources on writing and citation issues.

Library Tutorials and News


For a information about general research skills, finding articles, citing sources, using databases and more, ASU Library tutorials are videos and crash courses on how to better conduct research. Feel free to explore all of these topics on the Tutorial Page.

Library Guides

Library Guides, or LibGuides, such as this one are developed by librarians to teach students and researchers more about the resources available to them. There are LibGuides specific to classes, subject, resources and more. You can explore all LibGuides here.

The Library Channel

ASU Library has a news channel, promoting virtual and in-person events, resources and tools available to students. Keep up to date on The Library Channel

Thank You!

This guide is a way to learn about the different resources available to you as an ASU Online student. At ASU Library, we are eager to help and support all students and researchers, whether it be for education or leisure purposes. Don't hesitate to reach out to any of us through Ask a Librarian

Happy Searching!

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.