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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 9th APA 7th Chicago 17th Cite Websites? Ads?
BibGuru No
MyBib No
Google Scholar No No
Cite This For Me Yes
Citation Machine Yes
BibMe Yes
EasyBib No (not free) No (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.

       The cover of MLA Handbook 9th edition. Click on this to be taken to the Schewe Library catalog listing of this book.                          

Sample Papers

Click below to see sample papers from the MLA, APA, 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 a question?

You are welcome to contact us individually at: 


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

217.245.3573



Elora Agsten - Research Services Librarian
elora.agsten@ic.edu
217.245.3117

 

Jared Calaway - Information Literacy Instructor and Student Research Support Specialist
jared.calaway@ic.edu
217.245.3207

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