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Citation Style Guides   Tags: apa, chicago, citations, cse, formatting, mla, style, turabian, writing  

Citation guidance for APA, MLA, Turabian, and others
Last Updated: May 25, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Avoiding Plagiarism

Developed by the Paul Robeson Library, this three part video about the scourge of plagiarism is an educational parody of a typical classic 50's classroom environment. Click the video above to view Part I. Part IIPart III.


Academic Integrity

Honesty and Integrity. The notions of personal and academic honesty and integrity are central to the existence of the MTSU community.
--MTSU Community Values


Citation Generators

EasyBib Pro

  • EasyBib Pro 
    Citation management and formatting tool for MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles. Create a free account to take notes and save your bibliographies. See the EasyBib research guide for more information.
    Free citation generator for MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian styles. Look up titles for autociting or manually enter bibliographic data. You can also create a free account and save your bibliographies.

  • NCSU Citation Builder
    Built by librarians! This one requires manual entry, but that may be a good thing.

Citations within Library Databases

Many of the library's article databases will provide you with a citation for each article that you find. Click on an article title and look for the Cite button cite button or look at the bottom of the article for a source citation.

Citation Managers

  • RefWorks
    Cloud-based citation management platform. Organize, annotate and share research documents; create and manage bibliographies. Create an account with your MTSU email address.
  • EndNote Basic (EndNote Web)  
    Register and create personal citation libraries, organize citations in folders and create formatted reference lists. Landing Page is for Web of Science. Click on EndNote in top navigation bar to begin. Registration required.
  • Mendeley
    Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Ask a Librarian

Other Contact Options

Call: 615-898-2817

Visit the Reference Desk: 1st floor

Email a Librarian


Need More Help?

For additional assistance with any of these Citation Styles, call or visit the...

  • Reference Desk, 1st floor (615-904-8539) or
  • Writing Center, Rm 362 (615-904-8237)


This LibGuide is based on an original created by Scott Pfitzinger, Information Commons & Technology Librarian at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN. 


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