Citation help

CAUTION! Using a citation generator does NOT ensure the citation is done correctly. Always check your information with the required format.


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Current advice from MLA, APA and Chicago styles is linked below. 









Both Word and Google Docs have built in citation programs.


In Word, choose REFERENCES on the ribbon. There are a variety of citation styles from which to choose. Create the sources and Word will add in-text citations and then create the bibliography/works cited page.  Also from the REFERENCES ribbon, you can insert formatting for a table of contents, with the dots already there.

Also, take a look at the Quick Parts function on the INSERT ribbon. There are a number of options for creating pieces that are used frequently (such as an address, or a mathematical operation) that can be saved and added quickly.  (From Cheryl Youse MLS Ed.D., Media Specialist and Webmaster, Colquitt County High School, Norman Park, GA)

In Google Docs, go to Tools > Citations. A sidebar opens and you can plug in the appropriate information. You can also add an extension in Docs. From the ribbon along the top, click Extensions > add-ons > Bibcitation

American Psychological Association (APA)
Modern Language Association (MLA)