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Citation book coversCiting Your Sources 

Citing your sources is an important part of the research process and it is essential that you credit those whose work you consult in the course of your research.   

Different disciplines use different citing styles. Your professor will let you know which guidelines to use. 

The most common guidelines are:

  • MLA -- Modern Language Association
  • APA -- American Psychological Association
  • Chicago/Turabian

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NoodleBib

NoodleBib is an online tool that helps you correctly cite sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago Turabian citation styles.

You can set up an account through the Mesa Library and use NoodleBib to create properly formatted works cited and reference lists and in-text citations in a citation style (MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian) and organize your research notes online.

MLA manual cover MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

Used for :

Most disciplines in the humanities, including English, use the Modern Language Association (MLA)

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers  location

  • Reference Desk - Floor 1.
  • Reference Stacks - Floor 1
  • For check out - book stacks on Floor 3.

Call number:  LB 2369 .G53 2009

APA manual cover

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Used for :

Most disciplines in the social sciences use the American Psychological Association Style (APA) 

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association location

  • Reference Desk - Floor 1.
  • Reference Stacks - Floor 1
  • For check out - book stacks on Floor 3.

Call number: BF76.7 .P83 2010

Turabian guide cover

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers

Mostly used in literature, history, and the arts

Chicago/ Turabian manual location:

  • Reference Desk - Floor 1.
  • Reference Stacks - Floor 1
  • For check out - book stacks on Floor 3.

​Call number: LB2369 .T8 2007

MLA and APA Citation Help

On our Mesa College Library website we have a page called Cite Sources that has citation software as well as websites that will help you get those citations in perfect order! It Includes:

  • NoodleBib Citation Creation Software click here
  • MLA Citation Websites (below the video is APA Citation information)

- Below is a video about MLA Citation Basics

APA Citation Websites

- Below is a video on APA Citation Basics

Plagiarism: How to Avoid It


Video from Bainbridge State  College Published on Jan 5, 2010

​For more information: 
Is It Plagiarism Yet? by Purdue Online Writing Lab