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Citation: How to Cite

Overview of how to cite sources and avoid plagerism

Introduction to Citations

Welcome to Schewe Library's citation guide!  Use the information on this page to help cite materials in the MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.

We've included some tools below to help you generate citations.  These tools will give you largely correct citations, but if you need an absolutely perfect citation you should check your citations against the official handbooks or guides.

Citation Builders

Service MLA 8th APA 7th Chicago 17th Cite Websites? Ads?
BibGuru No
MyBib No
Google Scholar X No
Cite This For Me Yes
Citation Machine Yes
BibMe Yes
EasyBib X (not free) X (not free) Yes

Schewe Library's Citation Guides & Official Handbooks + Manuals

Click on an image below to view Schewe Library's citation guides.

Library MLA Citation Quick GuideLibrary APA Citation Quick GuideLibrary Chicago Citation Quick Guide

Click on an image below to access the official handbooks and manuals for the APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.

                                

Sample Papers

Click below to see sample papers from the APA, MLA, and Chicago styles. 

MLA

APA

Chicago

Example 1 Example 1 Example 1
Example 2 Example 2 Example 2
Example 3 Example 3 Example 3

Have subject specific questions?

If you have questions, you can contact us at:


Luke Beatty
- Library Director
luke.beatty@ic.edu

217.245.3573


Garrett Traylor
- Reference & Cataloging Librarian
garrett.traylor@ic.edu
217.245.3022


Elora Agsten - Instructional Librarian
elora.agsten@ic.edu
217.245.3117


For general inquiries:
schewe@ic.edu
217-245-3020
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