Douglas College Documentation

APA Style Online Guide 7th ed. - Douglas College Library
PDF iconAPA Quick Guide 7th edition - Douglas College Library
PDF iconAPA Reference Quick Guide 7th ed - American Psychological Association
PDF iconHow to read an APA reference - Douglas College Library.
PDF iconAn Introduction to APA Style: A Student Guide - Psychology Department. Covers title page, formatting, level headings, references and more. A sample APA paper is included. 
PDF iconIn text citation APA style (WR7.11) - Learning Centre
PDF iconAPA Style Guide 6th ed. (Older edition) - Douglas College Library. Covers reference list and in-text citations.
APA Style Online Guide 6th ed. (Older edition) - Douglas College Library


Sample APA Research Paper - Purdue OWL
APA Headings - Purdue OWL
APA Style - Purdue OWL. Sample APA paper included.
APA Reference Style Guide - Northern Michigan University: Includes details about DOI.
Resolve a DOI Name - copy and paste your DOI to locate your article.
DOI form - enter article information to find the DOI. (Requires registration)
Learning APA Style - American Psychological Association: Includes free tutorials, FAQ and more.
APA Style Blog - American Psychological Association
For full details consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. BF 76.7 A46 2020

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Douglas College Documentation

MLA Style Online Guide - 8th edition - Douglas College Library
PDF iconMLA Style Guide 8th edition - Douglas College Library
PDF iconMLA Style Quick Guide - Douglas College Library
PDF iconHow to read an MLA reference - Douglas College Library
PDF iconIn text citation MLA style


Sample MLA Research Paper - Purdue OWL
MLA Update 2016 - Purdue OWL
EasyBib: Creates MLA citations. Check the results against your style guide to make sure your citations are correctly formatted.

Turabian Style

PDF iconTurabian Style Sheet - Library

Chicago Manual of Style 17th ed

The Chicago Manual of Style
University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff
ISBN: 9780226287058
Publication Date: 2017-09-05


Legal Citation

Legal Citation Online Guide - Library
PDF iconGuide to Legal Citation - Library
Citing Canadian Statutes (video 05:44)
Legal Citation - Faculty of Law, Queen's University

ACS Style - American Chemical Society

ACS Style Guide, References (pdf)
CASSI Search Tool - Journal name abbreviations for scientific and technical publications.
Williams College Libraries

American Antiquity Style - Society for American Archaeology

American Antiquity - This style is used in papers published in Society for American Archaeology journals.

APSA Style - American Political Science Association

APSA Style Manual for Political Science - pdf (revised 2018)
Douglas College Library Author-Date System (APSA)
Citing Articles - University of St. Thomas

ASA Style - American Sociological Association

ASA Style Guide (6th edition) - University of Toronto
ASA Style Citations (6th edition) - Trinity University
ASA Style and Writing Help Guide for Undergraduate Essays (6th edition) - Queen's University
ASA Style (5th edition) - Purdue OWL

Canadian Journal of Political Science Style

Editorial style guidelines (pdf)


Citation Management Tools

Medeley and Zotero

CSE (CBE) Style

CSE Documentation - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Council of Science Editors Scientific Style and Format - outlines differences between 6th and 7th eds.


IEEE Documentation Style

Vancouver Style

BCIT Library
Monash University
University of Western Australia

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

  • An annotated bibliography is a list of citations in which each citation is followed by a summary of the item.
  • The summary is typically restricted to one or two brief paragraphs. It can be either descriptive or evaluative.
  • The type of annotation you write is determined by your assignment and guidelines from your instructor.
  • Your citations will be written in keeping with the style you choose e.g. APA or MLA etc.

Sample Annotated Bibliographies

PDF iconCreating an Annotated Bibliography (WR6.40) (pdf) - Learning Centre
Creating an Annotated Bibliography - Learning Centre page
Annotated Bibliography samples - Purdue University
Annotated Bibliography description and examples - Eastern Nazarene College
Writing and Annotated Bibliography - University of Toronto

Avoid Plagiarism

PDF iconPlagiarism How to avoid it (WR6.10) - Learning Centre

Plagiarism How to avoid it - Learning Centre

Short plagiarism test - Douglas College

What is plagiarism? (video 5:53) - Douglas College

Avoiding contract cheating student tip sheet - Academic Integrity Council of Ontario

Avoiding plagiarism - Purdue University

Avoiding plagiarism: Crazy Norwegians (video 5:12) - University of Bergen

Student guide to plagiarism (video 5:18) - BCIT

Paraphrasing - Purdue University

Plagiarism tutorial - SFU

PDF iconAcademic Integrity Policy - Douglas College

Citation Help Videos





Check out Douglas Library's citing help playlist in YouTube. Video topics include: when to cite; elements of a citation; how to use style guides; citing Canadian statutes.