Your librarians at Collins Library have prepared two-page overviews--with examples--for several commonly used citation styles.
The citation style you use typically depends on the academic discipline involved. Remember to always check with your professors first to find out which citation style they would like you to use!
Collins Library supports two robust knowledge management tools:
RefWorks, an entirely web-based product; and
Zotero, an extension that lives in your browser.
Why should you use a knowledge management tool? There are both practical and more conceptual advantages:
There are several additional reliable and thorough guides to citation styles available online:
Sound Writing is the official writing handbook on campus, written by student writing advisors and specifically tailored to the needs of Puget Sound students and their faculty.
In addition to supporting the development of successful academic writing skills, Sound Writing also includes sections on research methods, writing in the disciplines, and more.
The preliminary edition of Sound Writing provides help with three citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago (notes & bibliography).
Current Edition: August 2017