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Citation Guides   Tags: apa, chicago, citations, harvard, mla, other_databases, style  

A guide to citing sources, including how to use the most commonly used citation styles (APA, MLA, and Chicago).
Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Citation Workshops

The Research Services Department at MSU Libraries offers workshops each fall and spring semester that include guidance in using proper citation. Please check the Library Event Calendar for registration, dates and times.


    About This Guide

    This guide provides a basic overview of creating reference lists in several common citation styles. For comprehensive information on these styles, please refer to the print style manuals available at the Ready Reference Desk, located on the 2nd floor of Mitchell Memorial Library.

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    The ACS Style Guide - Lorrin R. Garson (Editor); Anne M. Coghill (Editor)
    Call Number: QD8.5 .A25 2006
    ISBN: 9780841239999
    Publication Date: 2006-07-20

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    APA style guide to electronic references [e-book] - American Psychological Association
    Call Number: BF76.7 .P84 2012EB
    ISBN: 9781433803093
    Publication Date: 2012
    **IMPORTANT** To access, click on the title, then the "Find It" button. You will be prompted to enter your MSU Net ID and Net Password. Then, click on the "I Agree" button to accept the American Psychological Association's licensing terms.

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    The Chicago Manual of Style - University of Chicago Staff (Editor)
    Call Number: REF Z253 .U69 16TH ED. 2010
    ISBN: 9780226104201
    Publication Date: 2010-08-01

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    MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - Modern Language Association
    Call Number: REF LB2369 .G53 2009
    ISBN: 1603290249

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    MLA Handbook: Eighth Edition - The Modern Language Association of America
    ISBN: 9781603292627
    Publication Date: 2016-04-01

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