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Why we cite

Give credit where credit is due.   Scholars and writers have worked hard to produce the information you will use in your paper. Studies can take months, or sometimes years, to complete.  Citing helps:

  • Give your paper credibility
  • Allow others to examine your thinking
  • Provide a tool to help you find additional resources

APA Guides (Social Sciences)
APA Style Citation Help Guide(pdf format)
Wheelock Library's own guide to the most common sources cited.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (R 808.02 Am3p 2010).
APA Formatting and Style Guide
From Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Diana Hacker's Social Science Guide to APA
Hacker's website is comprehensive and easy to browse. Navigate the APA section by using the menu along the left margin.
APA Style Help
How to cite electronic references, style tips, removing bias, FAQ, and "What's New" section.
NoodleTools
Create a Personal ID to log in and start compiling your sources. You can maintain them as long as you are at Wheelock. You can use Noodletools to create and store references in either MLA or APA format. The online tool also shows you how to cite inline (or parenthetical) references. All your lists can be exported as a Word document.

MLA Guides (Humanities)
MLA Style Citation Help Guide(pdf)
Wheelock Library's own guide to the most common sources cited.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide
From Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Diana Hacker's Humanities Guide to MLA
Hacker's website is easy to browse and comprehensive. Navigate the MLA section by using the menu along the left margin.
Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Style
From MLA, these FAQ's answer the most common questions about MLA style.
NoodleTools
Create a Personal ID to log in and start compiling your sources. You can maintain them as long as you are at Wheelock. You can use Noodletools to create and store references in either MLA or APA format. The online tool also shows you how to cite inline (or parenthetical) references. All your lists can be exported as a Word document.

Chicago Guides (Arts and History)
Chicago Style Citation Help Guide(pdf)
Wheelock Library's own guide to the most common sources cited.
Chicago Manual of Style Questions and Answers
See also the examples in the "tools" section of the website.
Diana Hacker's History Guide to Chicago Style
 Hacker's website is comprehensive and easy to browse. Navigate the Chicago section by using the menu along the left margin.
NoodleTools
Create a Personal ID to log in and start compiling your sources. You can maintain them as long as you are at Wheelock. You can use Noodletools to create and store references in either MLA or APA format. The online tool also shows you how to cite inline (or parenthetical) references. All your lists can be exported as a Word document.

Writing Guides
Wheelock Writing Center
The Writing Center offers writing consultations for your class papers and projects. Consultations are conducted in the Study Lounge (Library 205) during scheduled hours and by appointment
Writing Center Links
The Writing Center at Wheelock offers a list of online resources to help you write better.
Purdue's OWL Online Writing Lab
OWL takes you through the writing process in easy to browse sections. Learn about proper grammar, punctuation and how to write different kinds of papers.
University of North Carolina's Writing Center Online Guide
UNC's provides a comprehensive list of resources to help you write better. Demos and Guides include strategies to organizing your paper or project and using proper grammar.