APA, Chicago/Turabian, CSE, MLA citation style guides

Did you know?

Did you know that almost ALL of UMA Libraries' catalogs and databases will create citations for you? When you find a resource, simply scan the database for a "(quotation mark)" icon, or for a label such as Cite this Item, or Cite, or Citation Export. 

Free Citation Tools

Please double-check citations before submitting your work! We cannot guarantee the accuracy of citations created using these free, online tools. 

BibMe "Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker"

Citation Machine

EasyBib "Free Bibliography Maker"
     EasyBib requires a paid subscription for APA.

Also see: Citation Managers

Welcome to the Citations LibGuide

Welcome to the UMA Libraries Citation Guide! 

Here you will learn the how and why of citation styles - from MLA format, to APA format, and in between. Use the tabbed pages above and the links on each page to find the citation help that best suits your needs. Read below for a general overview of citations and some basic tips.

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The UMA Writing Centers and the VAWLT (Virtual, Accessibility, Writing, Library & Technology tutors)
offer UMA students free, online tutoring sessions. Just visit their websites to learn more.

In-person tutoring is available in Augusta and Bangor: 

UMA Writing Center in Augusta: Room 206 in the Katz Library

UMA Writing Center in Bangor: Room 214 in Belfast Hall

Citation Basics & Links

Citing your sources is an important step in the research and writing process. Choose one of the following to get started:

Documentation style depends on your area of study. For instance, the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style is often used in the social sciences, whereas the Modern Language Association (MLA) style is used in the humanities. Check with your professor to be sure you are using the right style for your papers.

Here's a short overview of citations: