Citation styles (Lambton uses APA) provide guidelines on how to properly format your assignment and your citations. These include:
This page will also introduce:
Basic APA style includes the following elements:
The Lambton College APA Guide (2020) below provides many details and examples.
Word processing software, such as Microsoft Word and Google Docs, have built-in tools to help you create citations and references.
Microsoft Word has a citation tool built-in. To access this tool, use the ribbon to navigate to the References tab.
For more information on how to create a bibliography, citations, and references, check out Microsoft's webpage.
There are two ways in which to cite in Google Docs:
2) *New* Cite within Google Docs by selecting Tools > Citations (see Image 1 below).
Image 1. Accessing the Citations tool from the Tools dropdown menu in Google Docs.
When the Citations tool is selected, you will see a sidebar called "Add Citation Source" (see Image 2 below) and prompted to select a source type (e.g., Book, Journal Article), how it was accessed (e.g., Website, Online Database), and add the bibliographic information (e.g., Author(s), Title).
Image 2. Add Citation Source is where the user will input bibliographical information about the resource used.
Citation generators are free web tools that help you create citations, manage bibliographies (reference lists), and even scan your paper for plagiarism.
Citation Managers are tools that capture metadata (information such as title, author, publication, date, etc.) directly from library and web resources which can then be used to generate citations. These tools integrate with word processing software to insert citations and bibliographies.
List source: Moon Library: Why Use a Citation Manager?