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Citation Guides: Home

Click on the tabs below for citation and style guidelines.

Citation Tips

Most library databases include a citation tool that allows you to generate a citation for the source in different citation styles.
Always check automatically-generated citations against citation guides to make sure they are accurate.

Research Help

Live Chat (available during Luria Library open hours):

Phone: 805-730-4444


Zoom: make an appointment

In Person: stop by the Library on the West Campus during open hours

Why We Cite

This brief video explains why citations are so important (there are more reasons than you may know):

Recommended Books on College Writing

More Research & Writing Help

If you need more help with your research, contact a librarian by chat, phone, email, or in person, or explore the library's online tutorials.

For writing help, contact the Writing Center in the Cartwright Learning Resources Center (CLRC). The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring and a variety of helpful support materials.