Citation Styles

Citation styles are used to format certain pieces of information (for example, author, title, publisher, place and year of publication for a book; author, article title and periodical title, date, volume and page numbers for a periodical) about an information source. Complete and properly formatted citations are used to identify and locate an information source.

You will find that citation styles vary by academic discipline. The following are citation styles and the academic disciplines or groups with which they are most commonly associated.

APA Style

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition
REFERENCE BF76.7 .P83 2001

NSU Writing Center: APA Documentation System

Nova Southeastern University: How to Cite Sources: APA Style


OWL, Purdue University: Introduction to APA Style

The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison: APA Documentation

MLA Style

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 5th edition
MAIN LB2369 .G53 1999
REFERENCE LB2369 .G53 1999

NSU Writing Center: MLA Documentation System

Modern Language Association: What is MLA Style?

OWL, Purdue University: Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format

The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison: MLA Documentation

EndNote Web -
See below for information about creating an account

Use EndNote Web to:

  • Manage article citations
  • Format citations (2200 styles)
  • Format entire papers (Cite While You Write)
  • Share and edit citations with others

Support Documents created by the Williams Library

EndNote Web Help from Web of Knowledge

Cite While You Write plug-in

Creating an account

  • On campus - Go to the EndNote Web site and "Sign Up"
  • Off-campus - On the Library homepage select "W" under Databases by Title, then select Web of Science (you are prompted to enter your Library barcode/password). Once you enter Web of Science select "Register" on the right bar.  Now you have access to the EndNote Web site.

Either way you register you now have access from on and off campus with your EndNote Web login.  If you have any questions please contact the library.