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Citing Sources: Online Citation Help

Use this guide to identify books, websites, social media feeds, and citation management programs to help you follow the correct style, including correct citation formats, for your classes.

Help with APA, MLA, Chicago, and CSE Style

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) run by Purdue University offers excellent guidance in APA,  Chicago, and MLA style, with very clear instructions and lots of examples.




 Chicago Manual of Style offers its own quick online guide which is easy to follow and very user-friendly.



 For anyone who would like to demystify APA style and learn something about the reasoning behind the rules, the APA blog is always an entertaining read.

More Examples of APA, MLA, and Chicago Style

Help with Vancouver and AMA Style


  • The National Library of Medicine offers sample references in Vancouver style here.
  • Useful examples for AMA style can be found here.

Help with ACS, AIP, and CSE Style

  • The Williams College Libraries have a very good help page for ACS style.
  • Monash University Library has a good help page for AIP style.
  • The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) has an excellent CSE help page