Selected Citation Resources

These resources illustrate the basics of APA citation style, 7th edition.  For assistance with materials which aren't covered by the sample citations provided, you're welcome to contact me.

NOTE: For complex legal citations, APA editors defer to The Bluebook: a uniform system of citation. The preceding link directs you to the NU Law Library Guide to Bluebook citation. Other Bluebook links appear on a separate tab.

The final tab provides links to other commonly used citation styles: Chicago, MLA, ASA, and Harvard.

You may be interested in using Citation Management software to store and format citations for your research papers. Select the preceding link to learn how to register for and use this software; the library currently supports EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley., and BibTeX.

Of special interest are the software comparison chart and the training schedule which is updated each semester. Recorded training sessions and Individual assistance by appointment are also available.

Some materials in this section were created by staff of the Purdue OWL. This material is owned by Purdue University and the Purdue OWL. Please use this material responsibly and only in accordance with Purdue's terms and conditions of fair use.

Other links are from the American Psychological Association (APA) web pages.

For your project, slides 19 through 36 are most relevant.



As noted previously, APA and most other major citation styles rely on The Bluebook for complex legal citations. Here are some online guides for your use.

Citing your Sources

Check our pages on  citations and bibliographies.

Your instructor will generally specify the preferred citation style for your class.  Commonly used citation styles include: APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, ASA (American Sociological Association), and MLA (Modern Languages Association).

Harvard Citation Style - From Taylor and Francis.

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is an extraordinary resource for all aspects of paper writing, including citation and bibliography.  The Site Map is a good place to begin.

  • APA (Purdue OWL)
  • MLA (Purdue OWL)
  • ASA (Purdue OWL)

These links used by kind permission of the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Also try:

  • Chicago Manual of Style - 16th and 17th editions available.
  • ASA (American Sociological Association, Quick Guide)
  • For tricky questions about APA style, particularly newer media like YouTube or Twitter, check out the APA Style Blog.