In these pages, we offer numerous examples of how to cite all types of sources and how to make your in-text citations. We've also included links to other helpful resources and tips on how to keep track of all those articles you've used in your research.
This handout was created by the Psychology Department. It covers title page, formatting, level headings, references and more. A sample APA paper is included. If you are printing this guide, please make sure to click on the Adobe print icon rather than the browser print icon.
In addition to providing guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, this manual offers an authoritative reference and citation system. It also covers the treatment of numbers, statistical and mathematical data, tables and figures.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
by Joseph Gibaldi; Modern Language Association of America Staff
Publication Date: 2009
Widely adopted by universities, colleges, and secondary schools, the MLA Handbook gives step-by-step advice on every aspect of writing research papers, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper. It provides an authoritative update of MLA documentation style for use in student writing, including simplified guidelines for citing works published on the Web and new recommendations for citing several kinds of works, such as digital files and graphic narratives.
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing
by Modern Language Association of America Staff (Created by)
Publication Date: 2008
Reorganized and revised, the third edition of the MLA Style Manual offers complete, up-to-date guidance on writing scholarly texts, documenting research sources, submitting manuscripts to publishers, and dealing with legal issues surrounding publication.
The Chicago Manual of Style
by University of Chicago Staff (Editor)
Publication Date: 2010
The Sixteenth Edition is available in book form and as a subscription website. The same content from The Chicago Manual of Style is in both versions. While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: The Chicago Manual of Style is the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process.
This guide adopts the style outlined in the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th Edition, 2014 (also known as “The McGill Guide”). It may be found at the Research Help Desk at both the New Westminster and David Lam campus Libraries.