Consult with your professor for the preferred style guide for your research paper or consult with your committee chair for the appropriate style guide for your thesis or dissertation. For journal or book manuscripts consult with the publisher. Some of the following links may provide useful information depending on your cirsumstances. ALSO, "EndNote or RefWorks" are two very versatile tools for collecting, managing and "automatically" creating in-text citations and bibliographies in any of up to 6,000 different output styles, e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.
Academic Writer (formerly APA Style CENTRAL)
APA Style Central is the consummate tool for learning and using APA style for a wide range of users: undergraduates, graduates and faculty. Moreover, APA Style Central serves as a fountain of knowledge to assist all levels of researchers in the research and writing process.
This page provides a variety of links related to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, a popular style guide for many criminal justice publishers. Links to interpretive (unofficial) guides are included.
This page provides links to both official ASA guides and interpretive guides for the ASA style.
This is an excellent and comprehensive source of journal publisher information. Search for the name of your journal and then find and select the publisher's web site for information about submission requirements, including style guides.
Citation and reference management tools provide indispensable research support for the electronic collection and management of references (including full text), and these tools facilitate the production of in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies (for over 6,000 different style guides) in research papers and manuscripts. Click the links below to learn more.
Watch this three minute UC Libraries video on why it is important to cite your sources.