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COMM 101 (Oral Rhetoric)

More Info about Citing Sources

For more help, see the library's longer Citation 101 guide.

Purdue's OWL (Online Writing Lab) is also an excellent source for citation questions. 

Citation Help in the Research Databases

Most databases (especially our major vendors: ProQuest and EBSCO) provide a citation link that will automatically generate citations in most major styles. Look for a "Citation" or "Cite This" link in the database record. 

Citation Generators

Citation generators are online tools that create your citations for you (you just need to enter the information).  There are many available on the web.  Some suggestions:

  • KnightCite, Calvin's own citation generator (works with MLA, APA, and Chicago styles)
  • EasyBib - APA, Chicago, but only free for MLA
  • Zotero.org - Collects and manages citations (see our guide on Zotero)
  • Microsoft Word citation generator (under the References tab)