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Sports Studies Subject Guide

Official APA Citation Style Guide Manual:

Helpful APA Style Guides:

Credo Tutorial on APA Style Citations:

Credo APA Tutorial

The library supports these tools designed to help you create, organize, and write citations. Below are the pros and cons of each.


NoodleTools: A step-by-step tool for creating and storing MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles.

               + Can create a personal account (through library's subscription)
               + Great for learning an unfamiliar citation style
               + Has an electronic notecard option and tools for creating outlines - ideal for organizing a paper
               + Allows users to create annotations along with citations
               + Exports a bibliography

               - Can only cite in MLA, APA, or Chicago
               - Internet Connection Required



Zotero: A tool for many citation styles. Able to capture information quickly from web pages, online catalogs, webpages, etc.

               + Many citation styles
               + Easy to import citations
               + Easy to organize
               + Can add a .pdf attachment with citations
               + Works seamlessly with add-ons to create in-text citations and a bibliography for:
                    *Microsoft Office
                    *Google Docs
               + Option to add a note with a citation

               - Internet Connection Required




Zoterobib: This online tool builds a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software.

               + Many citation styles
               + Very easy to use - no software to learn

               + Easy to import citations
               + Can create bibliography fully within your browser; option to generate a link to return later
               + Includes tools for creating parenthetical citations, footnotes, and endnotes

               - Internet connection required
               - Might lose your work if you close your browser while using Chrome's incognito mode