Citation Tools & Guides

Style Manuals and Online Citation Tool:

When writing a research paper, you must cite any author whose work you used in your paper. This requires both an in-text citation within the body of the paper for any quoted, paraphrased, or summarized material and a corresponding entry on the references list at the end of the paper. In academia, credit is given according to the standard set by the professional association in the field of study for which you are doing research. Below are links to the most commonly used style manuals at UMES.

Besides using these quick guides, however, we recommend that you use RefWorks, an online citation management tool. This software allows you to import citations from databases and websites, organize them into folders and create bibliographies automatically. If offers hundreds of output styles, including the ones below. To get started with RefWorks, all you need to do is create an account. Contact the Reference Desk at (410) 651-7937 for the Group Code.

AMA (American Medical Association) – 11th Edition
• AMA Citation Guide & Reference List

APA (American Psychological Association) – 7th Edition
• APA Citation Guide & Reference List
• APA Format & In-text Citations

ASA (American Sociological Association) – 6th Edition
• ASA Citation Guide & Reference List
• ASA Format & In-text Citations

CSE (Council of Science Editors, formerly CBE) – 8th Edition
• CSE Name-Year System Citation Guide & Reference List

MLA (Modern Language Association) – 9th Edition
• MLA Citation Guide & Works Cited

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