Citing and bibliographies
Proper citation is important for all scholarly work. Style guides, or style manuals, provide detailed information about how to use a particular citation style for various media formats. The following list is a selection of citation style guides. The electronic guides do not include all the rules and formats of the citation style. For a complete and comprehensive guide to citation style, please access a print copy of the guide. For other styles and guides not listed on this page, consult: Alternate Style Guides
Citation Styles & Formats
|Electronic Guides||APA Documentation Style||MLA Format||The Chicago Manual of Style Online|
|APA Citation Guide||MLA from the University of Maryland||ONline! Citation Styles|
|Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association|| MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
|| The Chicago Manual of Style
| Writing with Style: APA Style Made Easy
|| Cites & Sources: MLA Guide
||A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations|
York University Libraries have purchased a campus-wide license for RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic management tool (citation manager). Any current York student, staff or faculty member can access and use this software without individual charge.
Benefits of using RefWorks include:
- Easy export of article records from library articles databases and the library catalogue to Refworks.
- Convenient tools for organizing and managing research resources tracked.
- Quick and easy access to the full-text of articles you have in RefWorks via Find it @ York links.
- Straightforward generation of in-text citations and lists of references in over 200 different citation styles (including benefits of using the RefWorks Write-N-Cite plugin which allows you to formulate in-text citations and references directly within your MS Office Word document).
- Share research findings with others working on an assignment or research project by using RefShare and other RefWorks features.
Consult the the library’s RefWorks webpage:
- to login to RefWorks
- to set up an account (first time users)
- to access guides and tutorials about using RefWorks.