Appendix 1. Recommended Citation Guides and Websites


Last updated June 11, 2018

The websites below are a selection of commonly used guides recommended and reviewed by AskAway local coordinators and service providers.

If you would like to recommend a guide not listed below, please contact the AskAway Admin Centre.


Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Massey University New Zealand OWLL (not to be confused with Purdue OWL)

APA Style

APA Style Blog

  • The official APA Style Blog is a rich resource for tricky citation questions, especially less traditional types of resources such as websites and social media
  • If you don't find your answer in the blog itself, check the comments as editors will often reply to questions with more information

APA for Business Sources (from the Academic Business Librarians of BC)

  • Provides examples for how to cite various types of information and data in many business databases
  • See the About and Disclaimer pages for more information about the resource

Citing Business Sources: APA (from SFU Library)

Citing Canadian Government Documents: APA (from SFU Library)

  • Gives guidance on how to create citations for documents that do not have examples in the official guide
  • The Hansard Citation Guide for LiPaD Resources may also be helpful (from LiPaD at University of Toronto)

APA In-Text Citations (from KPU Library)

How to Read an APA Reference (from Douglas College Library)

  • Helpful for students who are new to citation (for example, international students)

Chicago Style

Chicago Manual of Style: Quick Guide

MLA Style

MLA Works Cited: A Quick Guide

Harvard Style

Mendeley's Harvard Format Citation Guide