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Citation Guide
Select a style to learn more about:

BibMe cites for you and can help you learn!

Even though BibMe may be very helpful in automating the process of creating and formatting citations, it's still important that students understand how to cite sources "the old-fashioned way." Knowing the rules and guidelines that each style guide outlines is an important part of writing a paper and compiling a bibliography. Using our "Citation Guide", you can look up the formatting guidelines and rules for all the source types we support for the MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides. By learning these guidelines, you will understand just what exactly BibMe is doing when it is creating your bibliography - and then, you can use BibMe not only as a helpful tool, but as a hands-on learning resource, as well!

To start using the "Citation Guide" and look up specific formatting guidelines, use the left-hand panel to select your desired guide. First, select the formatting style (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian) and then the type of source you are referencing.

The guidelines on this page adhere to the following editions of the style manuals: