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This is a Research It Yourself guide to citation styles.

Citation Apps for your phone!

Scan book barcodes with Quick Cite for your iPhone to generate citations!

Download from iTunes here.

Print Style Manuals in the Library

Print copies of the APA, MLA, and Turabian style manuals are kept at the Alkek Library Reference Desk on the 2nd floor  for quick reference. 

You can also search the Library Catalog for available copies to check out.

Getting Started

Welcome to Alkek Library's Research Guide for Writing Style Guides. Use the tabs above to navigate to resources on specific citation styles.

CheckCite from James Madison University is an online tool that address a number of citation styles

Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister of Gustavus Adolphus College and Bedford/St. Martin's also has several different citation styles organized by disciplines and then writing style.

Using a Citation Manager

Consider using a citation manager instead of typing bibliographies and in-line citations by hand.  It will save you time.

RefWorks is a citation manager available to the campus community via the Library website that lets you:

  • export citation information from databases
  • import information from other sources
  • organize and generate works cited pages and bibliographies in a variety of styles.

The Library also has classes throughout the semester on using RefWorks.

Getting more help...

If you have specific questions about citing your sources, writing tips, or help with editing, you can go to the following places on campus for more assistance.


Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)

Get in-person tutoring at the Student Learning Assistance Center, or SLAC, located on the 4th floor of Alkek Library. Check the website for hours and availability. SLAC also maintains good handout page for quick reference.

 

Texas State University Writing Center

The Writing Center is located on the first floor of ASB North. You can get help with all types of writing, including papers, essays, and resumes. The Writing Center  offers in-person and online tutoring (check their website for more information). You can also print out documentation handouts. Round Rock patrons can seek assistance from the Round Rock Writing Center.

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