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Citation Cheat Sheets

Use these "cheat sheets" to find sample citations for a variety of source types.   You'll see citations for journal articles, online resources, books, and more.

Don't see what you need here?   Let us know if you need examples for a different citation style. We'll do our best to create what you need.


Citation Format Books in Ryan Library

Ryan Library has books for each of the main styles (APA, MLA, ASA, Chicago, etc.) available in the Reference Area.  Below are some specific examples:

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MLA Handbook - The Modern Language Association of America
Call Number: R808.02 M691h
ISBN: 1603292624
Publication Date: 2016-04-01

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. - American Psychological Association Staff
Call Number: R808.02 A512p 2010
ISBN: 1433805618
Publication Date: 2009-07-15

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The St. Martin's Handbook - Andrea A. Lunsford
Call Number: R808.02 L963s 2015
ISBN: 9781457667244
Publication Date: 2015-01-16

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ASA Style Guide, 4th Ed.
Call Number: R808.02 A512as 2010
ISBN: 0912764317

Citation Help Online

Use the links below to find citation and writing help pages from a variety of online sources.

Ask a librarian if you need further assistance.

  • Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue
    --Learn about formatting citations and bibliographies
    --Find answers to your grammar and punctuation questions
  • MLA Annotation Example
    This site gives description of, and gives examples for an Annotated Bibliography entry in MLA format (notice the citations are in the 7th edition and not the 8th).

EndNote Web

About EndNote:

EndNote (Basic) is a web-based tool for managing and citing references in papers and creating bibliographies which allows users to:

  • Search online resources
  • Collect and organize references
  • Format citations and footnotes or a bibliography
  • Use numerous citation styles including APA, MLA, Chicago (Turabian). 

Addtional instructions are at the Endnote Guide.

Accessing Endnote:

  • EndNote is available to current members of the PLNU community. 
  • The first time you use EndNote, login with your PLNU Network ID and password.
  • Once you get to EndNote, you will be asked to create a login that can be used from anywhere--it will not be necessary to go through the PLNU website for future sign-ins to EndNote.
  • NOTE: EndNote works best in the Firefox browser.

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Read more about it in St. Martin's Handbook

PLNU's College Composition courses use the 8th Edition of the St. Martin's Handbook as a guide to research. 

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Chapter 32 provides guidance for citing sources in MLA style. 

Chapter 33 provides guidance for citing sources in APA style.


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