Consult our APA Citation Style guide for the most up-to-date information on formatting your paper and citing your sources.
Not sure what sources need to be credited in your paper? Check our Academic Integrity and Plagiarism guide to understand the importance of acknowledging the source of your information.
For additional help, visit the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University.
For details on citing sources and preparing a paper according to the guidelines of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, please consult the Publications Handbook and Style Manual.
Most relevant information will be found in Chapter 1 (pp. 10-19), available for download.
For additional tips, consult Washington State University's SSSA Quick Guide.
Need to decipher an abbreviated journal title? Use this tool from American Chemical Society to find the full name of a journal.
ASA citation style is very similar to APA, with some differences. Pease consult the above resources to ensure you are using correct formatting, punctuation, and style.
Zotero is a free browser tool that keeps track of your articles and webpages, and creates citations in several formats. Sign up for a free account, and your personal library will be accessible from any computer with an internet connection.
There are numerous, free, citation generators available on the Internet, as well as within some of the Library's subscription databases. Summon also has a citation tool. Always use such tools with a degree of caution; they often produce incomplete or incorrect citations. We encourage students to make use of these tools for convenience, but be certain to compare the generated citation against one of our own style guides. Ultimately, you are responsible for correctly citing the material referenced in your assignments.
The library has a guide to some of the better citation generators here.