Citing Sources: APA & MLA Styles

In this guide we have included examples of citations that are most commonly used by students at UNO. This is NOT intended to be a comprehensive guide to citing sources. There are several different citation styles to choose from, with APA and MLA being the most common. The style you should use is usually determined by the discipline in which you are working. Ask your instructor what style s/he recommends. For examples of how to do in-text citations consult the sources below.


Print Sources
Books | Articles/Chapters from a Book | Articles from a Journal | Articles from a Magazine |
Articles from a Newspaper
| Articles from an Encyclopedia |Government Document

Electronic Sources
Electronic Books | Journal Articles from an Online Database | Magazine Articles from an Online Database | Newspaper Articles from an Online Database | Professional Web Sites | Personal Web Sites | Electronic Government Documents

Multimedia Sources
Videos | Software or Computer Programs


If you do not see the type of source you need to cite in the above list, consult one or more of the following resources:
Print Guides:
  • APA Style Manuals—comprehensive print guides to APA citations available at the UNO Library.
  • MLA Style Manuals—comprehensive print guides to MLA citations available at the UNO Library.
  • Other Style Manuals—Turabian, Chicago,CBE, legal, and electronic style guides available at the UNO Library.
Online Guides: