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Guides to citing sources for college papers and presentations.

Citation Style Guides

Activate the tab in this box for the style guide you need.  In general, APA is used by psychology, sociology, and some science classes; Chicago/Turabian is used in history courses; and, MLA in English Classes.  Check your instructor's requirements.

QVCC's Quick Start APA style guide available online. View the WriteSource sample paper for layout and style help. View Purdue Owl's Reference list examples and sample in-text citations. Full print manual available to use at the QVCC Library.  

Purdue OWL LogoView Purdue Owl's Chicago Style Examples

View Purdue Owl's Sample Paper

Visit our Footnote page for how-to video/guides. 


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In-Text Citations

APA In-Text Examples

(Lastname, year)

MLA In-Text Examples

(Lastname page#)


Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoid Accidental Plagiarism

Learn what to cite in just 3 minutes.  Video created by Hartness Library at CCV/Vermont Tech, licensed under Creative Commons license.

ONLINE Citation Generators and Citation Management

All online citation generators make mistakes. Go ahead and use your favorite, but be sure to check your citations against a style guide. Here are a few online citation managers to try:

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.


MS WORD Citation Management

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