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Citation Styles: Citation Tools

APA, Chicago, CSE (Biology), MLA, Cite Internet Sources, Citation Tools, and Other Citation Styles

Citation Styles

Printed style guides are in the Citation Style Guide Collection by the reference desk.

APA (Reference BF 76.7 .C66 2005, p177-190) Online at APA
For social & life sciences (e.g. psychology, anthropology, medicine).

Chicago (Reference Z253.U69 2003)
For humanities (e.g. literature, history, arts).

MLA (Reference LB2369 .G53 2003)
For languages (e.g. English, Spanish, German).

Scientific Style & Format (CSE) (Reference T11.S386 2006)
For biology & general sciences. Also known as the Council of Science Editors (CSE) and formerly as the Council of Biologist Editors (CBE).

Citing Internet Resources (Reference PN171.F56 L5 1996)
This guide fills in the gaps of other style guides when dealing with online resources. If your other styles guide doesn't mention how to cite an online source, try this.

RefWorks Transitioning to Zotero

NOTE: We will transition to Zotero soon after the end of the spring 2017 semester. RefWorks will be available to use throughout the summer and 2017 fall semester, during which time current RefWorks users will be encouraged to transition to Zotero. Our library staff will be able to help with the transition. 

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography management and citation tool. Import references from databases, library catalogs, generic web sites, and more. It converts to hundreds of citation formats quickly and easily. 

Zotero is a free, open source browser app that collects, manages, cites, and shares your research sources. It lives right in your web browser, and has a similar design to the iTunes library. 


For help with either RefWorks or Zotero, or questions concerning the transition please contact:
John Repplinger 503-370-6525
Bill Kelm,, 503-375-5332

Other Resources

For more citation styles, click here.


All of the books listed here can be found in the Citation Collection, located adjacent to the reference desk.

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John Repplinger
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