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 guides, you can look up the formatting guidelines and rules for all the source types we support for the MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian style guides.
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BibMe Citation Guides
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The guidelines on this page adhere to the following editions of the style manuals:
- APA: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition
- MLA: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition
- Chicago: The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition
- Turabian: A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th edition
- Annotated Bibliography: A guide to writing great annotated bibliographies in MLA format or APA format.