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This library guide provides assistance in citing sources for papers


This LibGuide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing a paper.

There are different styles which format the information differently, so select the tab for the style you need and take a look at some examples.

Need More Help?

For additional assistance with any of these Citation Styles, consult a librarian at the Research Desk, use Ask A Librarian or call (765) 658-4444.

Or, make an appointment at the W-Center with a writing consultant by calling (765) 658-4039.


There are quite a few different ways to cite resources in your paper. The citation style usually depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:

  • MLA style is typically used by the Humanities
  • APA style is often used by Education and Psychology
  • Chicago/Turabian style is generally used by History, Business, and some of the Fine Arts

Check with your professor to make sure you use the required style. And whatever style you choose, BE CONSISTENT!

In most of our databases, there are ways to get an automated citation for the item you are viewing. Make sure to always check these citations against the citation format you are using, as they are not always 100% accurate.

If you are citing music items, please see our Guide to Citing in Turabian format.

About this Guide

Special thanks to Scott Pfitzinger, formerly of Butler University, for allowing us to adapt this guide he originally created.

Librarian Info

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Tiffany Hebb
Roy O. West Library