How to cite...
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- Formatting citations in databases
- APA style
- MLA style
- Turabian style
- Chicago style
- Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
- IEEE style
- Citing legal and government publications
- Other citation guides
- Why cite?
- Online citation tool
- Access is restricted to Concordia users
Zotero is a desktop application that allows you to manage and organize your bibliographic references while simplifying the process of preparing a bibliography.
RefWorks is a Web-based tool that facilitates the management and organization of your bibliographic references while simplifying the process of preparing a bibliography.
Formatting citations in databases
Some database providers, such as EBSCO and ProQuest, allow you to format references using a particular style (ex. APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.), and email or print these formatted references.
Note: Always review the citations formatted by the database. Compare results with style guidelines listed on this guide for the exact formatting and punctuation.
- APA style guide - guidelines and examples prepared by Concordia Library
- Citing Business Databases in APA Format - guidelines and examples prepared by Concordia Library
- APA style guide to electronic references
- APA Style Website from the APA (American Psychological Association)
- APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
- APA Style (Murdoch University)
- How to set up a running head APA style in MS Word - prepared by Concordia Library
- Turabian style guide - guidelines and examples prepared by Concordia Library
- Turabian Style: Sample Footnotes and Bibliographic Entries (Bridgewater State College)
- Chicago style guide - guidelines and examples prepared by Concordia Library
- Chicago Manual of Style (full text online version) (access restricted to Concordia students)
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
- SBL style guide - guidelines and examples prepared by Concordia Library
- The SBL handbook of style: for ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and early Christian studies (print format)
- The SBL handbook of style: for biblical studies and related disciplines (full text online version)
- Student Supplement for The SBL Handbook of Style
- Barton College guides
The Society of Biblical Literature has developed fonts for digital and print use, inlcuding SBL BibLit, which combines Greek, Hebrew, and Latin characters, including transliteration diacritics, SBL Greek, a Greek-specific font, and SBL Hebrew, a Hebrew-specific font.
Citing legal and government publications
Other citation guides
- American Anthropological Association Style Guide
- American Chemical Society (ACS) Style Guide
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) style guide
- American Sociological Association's Quick Tips for ASA Style
- Basic CGOS Style A brief guide to both humanities (MLA or Chicago) and scientific (APA) styles
- Citation guides by subject and style (McGill University) links to style guides including CSE, CBE, AIP
- Cite Source (Trinity College Library)
- Citing Electronic Information in History Papers (University of Memphis)
- Comment présenter sa bibliographie (Université du Québec à Montréal)
- Documenting Sources in the Disciplines (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
- Harvard System of Referencing Guide (Anglia Ruskin University)
- How to Cite Statistics Canada Products
- Referencing - Which Style Should I Use? (Murdoch University)
- Academic integrity Concordia University
- How Not to Plagiarize (University of Toronto)
- Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It (Indiana University)
- Sources and Citations at Dartmouth A broad overview of the practice of citing sources (Dartmouth College)