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Official MLA and APA Citation Manuals

Besides your instructor, the official manuals are the first and final word for citation format rules. The Libraries have them and we know how to use them! Contact us for citation help. 

Purdue OWL

Free, highly detailed format guides.


Zotero is a free online reference manager and citation generator. With a Zotero account you can store, organize, and annotate all your reference sources on the cloud and generate citations to copy and paste into your papers--all through your browser on any computer. Your Zotero account paired with the Zotero Connector browser plug-in allows you to gather reference information on the web into your library with only a mouse click. Your citations can be adjusted to conform to the style of your choice by simply selecting it from a dropdown menu. From the Zotero download page you can install the Zotero connector plugin on your browser, and also follow the Log In link to create a Zotero account or sign in.

Zotero Video Tutorials

Get help creating a Zotero account and installing the Zotero Connector plugin or get a solid overview of how to use them in these brief videos.  

Official MLA Website

Citation resources from the official site of the Modern Language Association.  

Official APA Website

Citation resources from the official site of the American Psychological Association.