This guide provides links to websites and handouts on how to format citations in popular styles such as APA, MLA, and Chicago. The links include examples on how to format citations in bibliographies/works cited lists, and also in the text of your paper.
- If you are unsure of which citation style to use, ask your instructor.
- As you start to gather sources and write your paper, make sure to save all of your citation information (books, journal articles, etc.) so you have the information handy when it comes time to add in your citations.
- The UW-Green Bay Writing Center has handouts on how to cite in APA and MLA formats, the two most popular citation styles.
- Ask for help! Use the Research Help page to connect with a librarian at Cofrin Library.
Style Guides @ Cofrin Library
The following books provide detailed instructions on how to format citations in a particular style. Some style guides will be located in the reference collection on the 3rd floor of the library, or may be held behind the Research Help Desk. Please search the Cofrin Library Catalog or ask at the Research Help Desk for other style guides in Cofrin Library's collection.
NoodleTools - Save & Cite Your Sources in APA, MLA, Chicago
NoodleTools is a resource you can use to gather citations to sources you are using for papers and projects.
You can make annotations and enter notes about these sources. Then you can format your sources into bibliographies using citation styles such as APA, MLA, and Chicago.
To get started, go to NoodleTools and click on Create a Personal ID to sign up for an account. Access is limited to current UWGB students, faculty, and staff.
Introduction to NoodleTools
Want to know more about how to use Noodle Tools? Watch this quick video:
Learn more about Noodle Tools or sign up for an "Introduction to Noodle Tools" in-person class on the Noodle Tools guide.
Other Citation Management Tools
The following programs help organize citations and format bibliographies and works cited lists.
Zotero is a popular citation management program. This free service currently works as an "plug-in" with the popular Firefox web browser. You need to have both Firefox and Zotero downloaded on your computer or laptop. It works with both PC and Mac. In addition, a new stand alone version that works without Firefox can also be downloaded. Zotero can:
- Capture citations to content that you are viewing on the web (books, journal articles, websites, etc...).
- Fomat bibliographies and works cited lists.
- Contains a "plug in" for word processing programs (e.g., Word) to automatically add in-text citations.
UWGB subscribes to a program called EndNote Web - a web-based service designed to help students and researchers through the process of writing a research paper. EndNote Web is free for UWGB students, faculty, and staff.
Undergraduate students can organize their references for citing in papers.
Professional researchers and graduate students can use EndNote Web as the perfect complement to EndNote and other desktop writing tools, as well as storing references between ISI Web of Knowledge search sessions.