Citation Guides and Resources
Ethical research best practices
Columbia Copyright Advisory Office
To determine which citation style is appropriate for your subject, see:
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
An excellent resource for MLA, APA, and Chicago style information.
- The Columbia Guide to Online Style
Includes guidelines for online citations and for formatting your documents.
- Citing Government Documents
Includes citation formats for specific government documents.
Reference & Citation Managers
We recommend the free, open-source Zotero software, but there are other programs you may prefer. See our Citation Management Software page. The Libraries offers free workshops on using these software programs.