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Short 'How-To' Citation Resources

Short 'how-to' guides created by Library staff, based on the official handbooks. Print copies are available in the Library. The official handbooks themselves are listed in the section further down.

Interested in citing AI sources such as ChatGPT? Scroll down to see the stand-alone document on citing resources in this quickly evolving area.

Citing Generative AI and ChatGPT

Check with your instructor to make sure that use of generative AI sources, such as ChatGPT, is permissible for your assignments. As this is a new technology, citation standards may change over time.

Official Citation Websites:

Other Resources:

Official Handbooks

Recommended Websites

The following are only a few of the many websites that provide support and examples for a variety of citation styles. Note: your instructor may have their own specific preferences.

Citation Generator Tools

Online citation generators will create citations for you, usually in two ways:

  • Look up a source (article, book, etc.), choose a citation style, get the citation
  • Fill in a form with details about the source, choose a citation style, get the citation 

These tools can save you time, but it is important to check for errors and missing information. 

  • Most Library databases have a Cite option. Find a source, then look for a button or link to create a citation.
  • In Microsoft Word, you can add citations using the References tab.
More citation tools:

Citing Indigenous Resources

For citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers, see the MLA and APA examples below. The Legal Citation (McGill 9th edition) handout includes Indigenous constitutions.

Annotated Bibliographies & Literature Reviews

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