Questions about citations frequently cross our desk, because the precise formatting and specific rules often confuse and intimidate students, particularly when they have to move between styles. We would like you to be comfortable with the basics of citations in the three major styles common at Hope. As citation questions get more complex, please do refer to a librarian, if possible, because there are a lot of little rules to dig into at times, as well as some interpretation involved.
Important! Both the Research Desk AND the Klooster Center handle citation questions (this is a common question, so we should both be able to help!). You may get referrals from the Klooster Center for help with citations if they did not have time to work on them during their appointments. Do the best you can with these, and refer them to a librarian when you are not sure.
The three styles common at Hope are: MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian. Occasionally we will get questions about another style, like CSE or ACS, but these are rarer. Keeps us posted if you are seeing other styles come up more frequently, so that we can provide more resources.
AMA (American Medical Association) and NLM (National Library of Medicine)
Go to the Citation Practice exercise in LibWizard. For each of the resources, create a citation in the style requested in a separate Word Doc. After uploading, enter your mentor's email address to submit your answers.
Important - For this exercise, for the first three items, please create these citations from scratch. For the last three you may use a citation generator.