There are three main styles of citation for research:  MLA style (used for Languages and English), APA style (used for Science, Geography, Psychology), and Chicago Manual style (used for History).  Use the following online tools for initial help with these citation methods and be sure to check that the citation generator has included all information correctly by referring to the style guides listed below. Confused? Ask Ms. Bauer for help in the library.

Citing AI Tools like ChatGPT

Yes, if you ethically use an AI tool in your work, you should cite the source according to your teacher’s instructions.  Use the following links to help you format your citations.  If you need to cite sources using Chicago Manual Style, please check with your teacher.

MLA Style:

APA Style:

MLA Citations

Library Learning Commons MLA Style Guide

Purdue University OWL – MLA Style Guide

Modern Language Association (MLA)  website

APA Citations

Library Learning Commons APA Style Guide

Purdue University OWL – APA Style Guide

American Psychological Association (APA) website

CMS Citations

Library Learning Commons CM Style Guide

Purdue University OWL – CM Style Guide

Interactive Online Citation Tools

EasyBib (MLA)

Citation Machine


EasyBib Tool for citing images

APA Online Citation Tool Hack


You can also use Microsoft Word to insert citations. Just go under the menu, References, and Insert Citation. Follow the instructions to complete the citation. When using a corporate author, only use the box for last name and leave the first name open. As always, be sure to use the OWL Purdue guide to check your work.