Citing Your Sources
Why We Cite
The resources on this page will help you learn to format proper citations. If you need help or have question, contact the librarian or reach out to your teachers.
Styles and Guides
The reference style you use will depend on your teacher, the discipline, and the assignment. Always confirm with your teacher which citation style is expected before you begin. While there are many citation styles, the three listed below are the most commonly used in secondary school and colleges/universities.
Citation Managers and Generators
All of these tools are free (or have a free version). Keep in mind that when you use library databases for research, they will create the citation for you! It is still recommended to double-check the formatting, as computers do sometimes make mistakes, just as humans do.