The Writing Center at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College

Citation Help

APA Help:

The Basics of APA  A fast tutorial created by the APA. 

APA Electronic Reference Formats from the American Psychological Association.

Examples from Ithaca College library.

APA Sample Paper (Diana Hacker)

APA Sample Paper 

APA Examples from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

APA Exposed a Harvard University tutorial.

APA Electronic Citation from us!


MLA Help:

MLA Sample Paper

MLA 2009 Updates (an Overview)

MLA Style from the Modern Language Association.

Check Cite from James Madison University.

TCC MLA Video Tutorials

Formatting a Works Cited Page

A book citation

An (online) journal citation

An Internet webpage citation

Understanding In-Text citations



Citation Formatting Sites:

Citation formatting websites help simplify the task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style. They format the given data on a source into a reliable citation.   These sites will often incorrectly format citations.  Please use these sites with discretion. 

 is software that allows you to import references from online databases, organize your references into folders according to your topics of interest or for particular assignments or projects, insert references in a variety of formats (e.g., MLA, and APA) into a body of your research paper, and generate formatted reference pages.

KnightCite is an online citation generator service in MLA and some APA citations provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. creates MLA and APA citation and works cited page. Other formats available for a small fee. (printing may not work on public access computers)

Citation Machineassembles gathered information in APA style bibliographic and parenthetical citations (5th Edition APA Publication Manual), and MLA (6th Edition MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers).