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Guides to citing sources for college papers and presentations.

Citation Style Guides


MLA - 8th edition

Full MLA-8 manual available for use at the QVCC Library.  MLA-8 Style Center Guides and Tutorials are very helpful. MLA-8 Templates help you gather necessary citation elements. View a sample paper for layout and style help.  View Works Cited list examples.

MLA Quick Start Guide

MLA - 7th edition

Quick-start MLA style guide available online.  Full MLA-7 manual available for use at the QVCC Library. View Works Cited list examples.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations


Quick Start Chicago/Turabian style guide available online.  Full manual available at the QVCC Library.  Visit our Footnote page for video tutorials and more.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association


Quick Start APA style guide available online.  Full manual available at the QVCC Library.  View a sample paper for layout and style help. View Reference list examples.

In-Text Citations

APA In-Text Examples

(Lastname page#)

MLA In-Text Examples

(Lastname, Year)


Paraphrasing? Summarizing? Quoting a source?

Review how to avoid accidental plagiarism.  This 3-minute video was created by Hartness Library at CCV/Vermont Tech and licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike" license.

ONLINE Citation Management

All online citation generators make mistakes.  Be sure to check your citations against a style guide.  Your instructor will expect you to be sure the format is correct.  For ease of use and editing control, we recommend KnightCite.

KnightCite is FREE and you can save your work, even save multiple projects.  You can edit and save your changes.  Create a free account to access all services.  Shared by the Hekman Library, Calvin College.



Bibme's free version will not let you save your work.  Copy and paste immediately.

Citefast provides FREE citation generator tools.  If you create an account you can save your work.



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