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MacEwan Library and Writing Centre have prepared the following resources to help with citing sources. Be sure to check with your instructor to find out which citation style you should use. If you would like some citation help from a tutor, use the button below, we are available during the semester Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


APA Style (American Psychological Association)

See also: APA Style Blog – Answers to FAQ’s

APA Citation Online Guide 6th Ed. [Archived]

MLA Style (Modern Languages Association)

See also: MLA Style Center – Answers to FAQ’s 

Chicago Style 

At MacEwan, Chicago Notes-Bibliography Style is typically used in Humanities classes (e.g. Classics, History, Philosophy) while Author-Date Style is used in Music. Be sure to verify with your instructor which style to use.

See also: Chicago Manual of Style Online – Additional information & examples

ASA Style (American Sociological Association)

Additional Resources

Find a DOI

Try using CrossRef’s DOI Lookup tool if you are not sure if a source has a digital object identifier (DOI) to include in a citation. Note that older sources and non-electronic sources do not typically have DOIs.

Reference Managers

Reference managers are applications that help you manage references and generate citations and bibliographies. Many free reference managers exist, each with different features and strengths (see: Comparison of reference management software). Options include:

* The MacEwan Library offers support and training materials for using the free reference manager Zotero.