Citation Help, Anyone?

Need help with those citations at the end of your paper? Andersen Library Citing References guides provide the most-frequently needed examples for citing books, newspapers, magazines and internet sources in the major citation styles: MLA, APA, and Turabian. See also the guide Citing Internet Sources.

Still have questions? Ask for help at the Reference Desk, where librarians are available during regular desk hours, by telephone (262-472-1032), by email or by chat. We don’t proofread citations, but we can point you to sections in the style manuals. Style manuals located at the Reference Desk:

  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (LB2369 .G53 2009)
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (BF76.7 .P83 2010)
  • A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th ed. (LB2369.T8 1996) (aka Turabian)
  • Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (Z253 .U69 2003)

And do yourself a favor as you do your research: gather the information needed as you go! That will save the time you might otherwise spend looking up your resources again to complete your citations. Some databases offer you help (but be sure you proofread the citations provided to make any needed corrections), e.g.,

Ebsco databases: Click the yellow page icon on the abstract display.
Proquest databases: Click the “Cite this” link.
See screenshots below:

Ebsco citation screenshot

ProQuest citation screenshot

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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