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Quick Guide to Citation Styles

Provides links to various sites and resources for various citation styles, as well as call numbers for citation style manuals/handbooks located in Zondervan.

Getting Started with Citations

Although citations are often a least favorite part of the research and writing process, they are so very important.

This guide is designed to save you time in the citation process. 

See the appropriate Style tab for excellent resources on each particular style(s).

Other Quick Citation Tools

Most Library databases have auto-cite features.

If you need help figuring out how to use them, stop by the Ask desk for assistance.

Quick Citation Tools

Citation management tools can save time and frustration. 

Zotero is an extremely useful resource that helps with citation (and full-text article) collection and organization and bibliography/works cited creation.

Zotero

  • Easy, quick, open-source (Free) citation manager
  • Works with PC/Mac OS's and Firefox, Chrome, Safari browsers 
  • "Reads" citation data on a web page (icon which allows you to save a citation appears in line with address bar in browser)
  • Format citation in any of 8000+ styles available from Zotero
  • Find help: Getting Your Stuff into Zotero

 

Google Scholar provides quick citations for items you find in its database. Be sure to double-check what it provides, however. They are typically missing one or more pieces of the citation. 

Google Scholar

  • Easy, quick, no-download-necessary citation grabber
  • Search for your article by title
  • Use "Cite" link below publication information
  • Choose from several styles

 

Similar to what Google Scholar provides, WorldCat offers a fast citation for each item you locate in it. Always double-check with appropriate citation requirements, however, as pieces of the complete citation are often missing.

WorldCat

  • Search for your resource (book, article, report, etc.)
  • Click on item title
  • Find "Cite/Export" link in upper right portion of record
  • Choose from several styles