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Citation Styles for Research Papers
Sample citations for research papers in the American Medical Association style.
Sample citations for research papers in the American Psychological Association style.
Sample citations for research papers in the Chicago style.
Sample citations for research papers in the Modern Language Association style.
Grammar, Usage & Style
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Purdue OWL offers over 200 FREE resources on everything from correctly citing sources in research papers to writing a resume.
Dave's ESL Cafe
Grammar for students who use English-as-a-second-language and for teachers with ESL students.
Merriam-Webster is the preferred dictionary for both the Publication Manual of the APA and the Chicago Manual of Style. This site provides access to both the dictionary and the thesaurus.
Citing Tips with WorldCat.org
Citation Building Tools
Firefox extension designed for the Firefox browser (Mac and PC). Free online reference management and authoring.
Free and simple online citation building tool from Hekman Library at Calvin College. Builds citations in APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.
The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker
Create a Works Cited instantly & take notes!
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the use of another's ideas, research, or words without crediting the source. Information that is common knowledge does not have to cited. Sometimes the line between what should be cited is hard to distinguish. For a brief tutorial on when to cite information and how to avoid plagiarism, view Prentice Hall's Understanding Plagiarism.