Answered By: Steve Runge
Last Updated: Dec 02, 2016     Views: 176

Citation formatting can be tricky. The answer depends both on the format style you need (APA, MLA, Chicago Style, CSE, etc.) and the type of source you are citing.

Consult the Citing Sources and Creating Bibliographies guide (link below), where you can find links to BC guides and other online guides to the most common styles, and links to the most popular citation management tools like RefWorks and zotero, which can automatically import and format citations and bibliographies.

It's also worthwhile checking with a librarian at the reference desk, who can help you find formatting guidelines in the appropriate style manuals. (Please note: Librarians will not be able to tell you whether a citation or bibliographic entry is "correct.")

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