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Creating Citations for your Bibliography, Works Cited or Reference List

When writing a research paper, or creating a project, you will probably be required to include a bibliography, works cited, or reference list that shows the sources you used in your research project. It is easiest to keep track of the sources from the start.

There are two often used formats for research papers--MLA and APA. Find out which format you will need to use. These use different styles of writing a bibliography.  MLA uses a works cited page, and APA uses a reference list. Both use very specific rules for order, punctuation, capitalization, etc.

OSLIS' Citation Maker enables a user to create a list of sources in either MLA or APA format by filling out the corresponding template for the type of source used, i.e. Internet website, journal article from a database, eBook, etc.

MLA (based on 7th ed.)

APA (based on the 6th ed.)