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Citation Guide  

Use this guide to help you with citing and formatting your papers in MLA, APA, and Chicago formats.
Last Updated: Nov 4, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide is designed to help you format assignments and research papers in the various writing styles used at Mid-Plains Community College. Be sure to clarify which writing style to use with your instructor. Each tab above represents one of the writing styles and contains information on paper and citation formatting, as well as links to various helpful web sites and citation building programs.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the librarian using the contact information on the right side of the page. For instant results, try the instant messaging chat tool.

Citation Guides

These links will take you to citation guides designed by other colleges and universities. Be sure to choose the correct format (APA, MLA, Chicago) once you get to each site.


Database Citations

Use the database citation tool, it makes citing information easy.  There are a number of formats including MLA and APA.  Watch a quick video tutorial for information regarding citing database material. 

EBSCO Citation Tutorial

Citation Machines

The following web sites will build citations for you, based on the information you enter. Make sure to select the appropriate writing style once you get to each site. Please note that these sites may contain errors, so always check your work!

  • BibMe
    Use of all features requires creating a free account.
  • Citation Builder
  • EasyBib
    NOTE: EasyBib will only work for MLA format
  • KnightCite
  • Citation Machine
  • Zotero
    NOTE: Zotero is a plug-in that works with Firefox to collect and cite web sites as you visit them, which can then be imported into Microsoft Word.

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