Need Help Citing Your Sources? We’ve Got You Covered!

Stack of style manual books

A few of the many style manual books available at Temple Libraries

The end of the semester is fast approaching which, for many students, means that it’s paper-writing time!

If you’re writing a research paper and need help citing your sources, know that the Libraries offer a number of resources and tools (print and online) to aid you as you research and write.  Below are just a few that may come in handy:


  • Cite Now! options in library databases — Many of the Libraries’ databases offer quick citing features to help you format the sources you find.  Look for “Cite” links and/or buttons next to options for emailing, printing, and saving your sources.
  • RefWorks — a web-based citation management tool available to the Temple community.  RefWorks lets you store, organize, and format your sources in hundreds of available citation styles, including MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and many more! Helpful information and tutorials are available, too. Create bibliographies in a snap!
  • Chicago Manual of Style Online — an online version of the well-known style manual often used in history, anthropology, and other social sciences. Available to the Temple community.
  • AP Stylebook Online — a great tool for media content writers within the Temple community.  AP Stylebook Online contains a fully searchable version of the AP Stylebook, offering fundamental guidelines on spelling, grammar, punctuation and usage, plus interactive features and links.
  • Print style manuals at the reference desk — Visit the reference desk at any Temple library location to use any of the many style manuals we have available in print.

And don’t forget about the Writing Center! The staff at the writing center provides one-on-one support for writers, offering face-to-face tutoring sessions as well as email tutoring.  They also offer online handouts and style guides.

Good luck!

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