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Resources for Art and Art History Courses.

When and What Do I Cite?

Cite anything you write or create that uses or refers to the ideas of another person, including:

  • direct quotations
  • paraphrasing of passages
  • indebtedness to another person for an idea
  • use of another student's work
  • use of your own previous work

You do not need to cite information that is common knowledge.

Citation Style Guides

Cite It Right


A comprehensive writing guide, which offers over 200 free resources on writing, research, grammar and mechanics, citation style guides and English as a second language tools.

Citation Samples in CSE, APA, and MLA styles. Created by University of North Carolina.

A free, easy-to-use browser plugin that helps you collect, organize, and cite sources. Works with Microsoft Word and Google Docs to easily incorporate citations and bibliographies into your papers. A groups feature allows you to share work with collaborators. Works best installed on your own computer; web access has limited features. Click here for more information on Zotero and library support for this product.



A citation tool with a plugin for Microsoft Word. The desktop version and web version are available to UMKC faculty and staff; only the web version is available to students. Helps format and save citations in almost any citation style. Access it from anywhere.
NOTE: Double check the citations as they might not include all information required.

Part reference manager, part social network for academics, Mendeley can automatically generate bibliographies, import and store papers from other research software, find relevant related research papers. You can also collaborate with other researchers from around the world. Mendeley has an app for iPhone and iPad users.


Formats citations for government documents in APA or MLA.

Allows you to create citations in MLA, APA, Chicago or Turabian.


UMKC Writing Studio