Whenever you begin a research project ask your professor which citation style you should use to record your sources.
For heavy duty research such as a dissertation, you may want to use citation management software which will help you keep track of sources and format the material. UofL has a site license to EndNote, Reference Manager, and EndNoteWeb. These are software packages that help you manage and format your citations and are most appropriate for graduate students and faculty.
For undergraduates, especially if you are not citing an enormous number of sources (less than 50), free web citation creation helpers such as Noodletools Express , Easybib, or BibMe would be sufficient. ALWAYS check the citation provided by these cites against the official citation manual for the style you are using (MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.).
- Online Writing Lab (OWL at Purdue University)
- Research and Documentation from Bedford St. Martin (includes information on CBE style)
- Style Guides (U of L Writing Center)