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How to Read a Citation

Online Writing & Citation Style Resources


  • UTD's Useful Websites includes a section for Citation & Style Manuals, which lists web sites offering tips, tools, and examples of citations in several different styles.
  • Writing Center - Student Success Center -- UTD on-campus writing lab. The center will check spelling, grammar, and bibliographic references (citations), but strongly encourages students to make an appointment in advance.
  • Citation Resources -- UTD Libraries' guide to citation resources and bibliographic managers.

Suggested Writing Manuals & Citation Style Guides

Copies of most citation manuals can be found at the Reference Desk, and some are available for check out in the Main Stacks.  Check the catalog for availability. Most Web sites do not fully reproduce the writing manuals, but they often contain examples of frequently asked citation questions and list more up-to-date information on citing electronic sources. Access e-books through the catalog (DISCOVER).