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Cite Your Sources

Douglas College Resources

APA 7th ed. Citation Style Guide - Online - Library
PDF iconAPA 7th ed. Citation Style - Full Guide - Library
PDF iconAPA 7th ed. Citation Style - Quick Guide - Library
PDF iconHow to read an APA reference - 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. 
APA In-Text Citation Guide - Learning Centre


PDF iconAPA Reference Quick Guide 7th ed - American Psychological Association
Sample Annotated Student Paper in APA Style - American Psychological Association
APA Headings - Purdue OWL
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)
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
What kind of source is this? - Columbia College

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Turabian Style

PDF iconTurabian Style Sheet - Library
Chicago Style paper formatting tip sheets -

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
Uniform Legal Citation Style - MacOdrum Library, Carleton University 

ACS Style - American Chemical Society

ACS Style Guide, References
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

Douglas College Library Author-Date System (APSA)
APSA Citation Styles - Subject Guides at Seattle Pacific University 
APSA Style Manual for Political Science - pdf (revised 2018)
APSA Style Guide - University of St. Thomas

ASA Style - American Sociological Association

ASA Style Guide (7th edition) - University of Toronto
ASA Style Guide (6th edition) - University of Toronto
ASA Style Citations (6th edition) - Trinity University

Canadian Journal of Political Science Style

Editorial style guidelines (pdf)

Citation Management Tools

Mendeley and Zotero

CSE (CBE) Style

CSE Documentation - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Scientific Style and Format - 8th ed.

Harvard Style

Harvard Format Citation Guide


IEEE Citation Style - Okanagan College
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

Creating an Annotated Bibliography - Learning Centre page
How to Write an Annotated Bibliography - Simon Fraser University
Annotated Bibliography samples - Purdue University
Writing an Annotated Bibliography - University of Toronto

Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism How to avoid it - Learning Centre

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

Academic Integrity Resources - Douglas College

Academic Integrity Policy - Douglas College

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

Avoiding plagiarism - Purdue University

Paraphrasing - Purdue University

Plagiarism tutorial - SFU

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

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.