This guide lists links to information about the major style guides currently in use at Wichita State University. Use the table below to find information about how to cite references in your papers, about common grammar questions, and to software that helps manage your references when writing your paper.
Wichita State Students also have access to EndNote and EndNote Web, citation management systems provided by the University. Check out the library guides listed below for more information about citation managment systems.
You might also find the WSU ITS Applications Training blog helpful. Checkout this entry about creating in-text citations in MS word.
These are sites that will help you "build" citations. They're pretty accurate, but be sure to cover your bases by comparing the citations against those in a style manual. Just choose MLA or APA and the type of source you need to create a citation for (a book, a journal article, etc.), and input all of the necessary information.
Ask a librarian if you need additional assistance.
APA, MLA and most other citations styles require the citation list to be formatted like this:
To correctly format a list of citations in Microsoft Word, highlight the entire list, then go to the Paragraph tool.
Altering the citation list this way is not necessary if you are importing citations from a citation manager like Endnote or Zotero.
Come talk to a librarian in person at the Reference Desk on the first floor of Ablah Library.
What are some reasons to contact a librarian?
To find the best resources for your topic
To discuss strategies and develop skills for searching article databases and the library catalog
To identify and locate primary source materials
If a librarian is not available, you may also seek assistance from other library staff during library hours who will refer you to the appropriate librarian or department as necessary.
See the full schedule of library hours including Reference Desk, presession, intersession, and holiday hours for the main library (Ablah) and for the Chemistry and Music branch libraries. Ablah Library hours are also available on an automated phone line: 316-978-3581.
Chat with us or request a Zoom session via the adjacent chat box. Our chat service is staffed during Reference Desk hours.
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