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John B. Coleman Library Ask A Librarian

Citation Resources & Tools: Home

This guide covers authoritative resources and popular tools to help students, staff, and faculty manage their citations and citation style formatting questions.

Online Style Guide Recommendation for APA, MLA, & Chicago

Reference and Instruction Librarian

What if I don't see the citation style guide I need here?

If you don't see what you need listed here, check the library's online catalog.  If you need help with this, contact a library employee at (P) 936-261-1542 or (E)  If you can confirm that we don't own the book, and would like to suggest that we purchase it, please complete the "Suggest Materials" online webform, or contact our Collection Development/Cataloging Librarian Mrs. Janet Russo-Wallick.

Additional Resources

For more help with the research process, I recommend the following online Subject Guides from the John B. Coleman Librarians:

To find out who your liaison librarian is based on your campus location and/or research discipline, go to Library Liaisons.

Introduction to Citations and Citation Styles

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition

MLA Handbook, 8th Edition

American Sociological Association Style Guide, 5th Edition

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Online Availability

John B. Coleman Library subscribes to The Chicago Manual of Style Online so that all students, staff, and faculty can access this guide remotely!  It can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink above, or by going to the library's homepage (, clicking on Databases A To Z, clicking C, then choosing Chicago Manual of Style Online.  If you experience any technical issues accessing this resource, please contact our Electronic Services Librarian & Webmaster Ms. Suhua Fan.

The Bluebook: a Uniform System of Citation

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