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Help with APA, MLA and Chicago Citation

Citation help 24/7 and helpful hints

There are many ways to get citation help

Use the tools linked on this page, and remember that you can always get help from: 

Owl  Helpful Hints

Use SCC Library databases to get automatically generated citations for books, articles, and more. (Librarians can show you how.)

OWL (Online Writing Lab located at Purdue University) has some the best online citation guides available. These comprehensive OWL guides are linked below.

And, as always, ask a librarian for help any time of the day or night.

Resources for Citing in Any Style


MLA brochure from SCC Library

SCC Library's M.L.A.8 Format Quick Guide


 A.P.A. Publication Manual, seventh edition 


The following YouTube video, Introducing the 7th Ed. APA Style Publication Manual (3 minutes), explains the most recent version of APA:

Citation generators & managers

The following sites allow you to automatically create formatted citations and to store and manage your citations. Be aware that these citation tools provide basic functions at no charge; advanced tools may be available only for a fee.

NOTE: It's advisable to check automatically generated citations. They may contain inaccuracies that you will need to correct.

In-class workshop materials for teaching