The Modern Language Association takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. Previous editions provided separate instructions for each format. In this new edition, the MLA recommends instead one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any type of source.
The Chicago Manual is a comprehensive style manual used throughout the U.S. publishing world, perhaps more comprehensive than most college students need, but containing much useful advice on matters of punctuation, capitalization, and word choice as well as on the documentation of sources.
Resources "that address questions about using and documenting sources; avoiding plagiarism; writing in the disciplines; grammar, style, and punctuation; and other aspects of writing."
Zotero: The Tri-College Libraries recommend Zotero, a free online app that can format your bibliography, keep your citations organized, and even save your articles in the cloud so you can access them later from the library, home, or a café.
EasyBib is a citation generator and bibliography curation tool. Accounts that are registered for EasyBib EDU can create citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and over 7,000 citation styles. EDU accounts also have an additional citation import feature and access to a notetaking and organizing tool.
See the EasyBib how-to guide or contact your campus library for a coupon code for free EasyBib EDU access.