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Mass Communications: Citation Tools

This Research Guide supports Mass Communications students.

MLA Style Guides

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) - MLA Style

Using the MLA Style Handbook 6th edition from Paine College.

 

APA Style Guides

APA Formatting and Style Guide from Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Brief APA (American Psychological Association) tutorials to using APA style.

APA Style Blog  The official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. It's run by a group of experts who work with APA Style every day.

Quick guide to APA style from the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

APA Exposed: Everything You Wanted to Know About APA Formatting but Were Afraid to Ask A thorough video tutorial on APA citation created by Wendy K. Mages, Ed.D at Harvard University.

Citing Music Sources

You will also find examples for citing music sources in this LibGuide Citation Styles for Music available from Baldwin Wallace University.

How to Cite Miscellaneous Sources: Music or Sound Recordings   from the Yale Writing Center.

Citing Images and Multimedia

Citation Managers

These online citation managers offer a convenient way to organize and keep track of your references.  

EasyBib   Free, automatic bibliography and citation maker.

Zotero    Another free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. 
 
NoodleTools   A comprehensive MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian bibliography composer with fully-integrated note-taking.
 
BibMe      An automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills.
 
 Caution:  No citation manager creates perfect citations. Check all your citations before submitting your work.