Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
The Cite your Sources guide links students to resources on creating citations and papers in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style. There are many citation styles in use but these three are the most commonly used in general education courses at Vol State.
On this page you will find some brief information and a few links for using AMA or CSE styles - and Cell journal. There are links to info on Office 365 and free tutorials on Word and Google Docs.
NoodleTools is a web-based citation management tool that creates citations and a properly formatted Works Cited (Bibliography) with your sources. Thigpen Library subscribes to this tool and provides free accounts to current students, faculty, and staff. Learn more and create your account from our NoodleTools guide.
Need personal help with citations or creating a paper in the correct style? Contact the Learning Commons.
ISCI 1030: citation style for posters
Science disciplines use a variety of citation styles. Students in ISCI 1030 have been provided guidelines for the citation formats to use on their posters. Check your eLearn course for the latest information.
AMA (American Medical Association) Style
The medical field uses AMA (American Medical Association) style for writing research papers and citing sources. Here are links to resources for AMA style both online and in the library. NoodleTools does not provide AMA citations.
AMA Style – Online Resources
AMA Citation Style Guide
This guide is from Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University. CAUTION: You will not have access to their library resources.
AMA Manual of Style
Publisher's website for the AMA Manual of Style. Access to resources is limited to subscribers.
AMA Style (from Purdue OWL)
Information on references page formatting for the American Medical Association (AMA) style sheet. AMA style is used for the purpose of writing medical research.
AMA Style – In the Library
AMA Manual of Style by
Call Number: R119 .A533 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Available at Thigpen Library in Gallatin. In Library Use only
CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style
CSE is also known as Scientific Style. It is commonly used by writers in areas of science for publication in science journals. Here are links to some online resources. NoodleTools does not provide CSE citations.
Vol State Tutoring & Writing Support
The Learning Commons is available for all Vol State students seeking tutoring assistance and more. They provide help with writing and citing, including the basics of
- Generating ideas and creating your thesis and focus, and development
- Grammar, punctuation, and mechanics
- Citing and writing with MLA, APA, AMA, and Chicago/Turabian styles
In addition, online help is available through eLearn. Look for the links to Essay Review and Writing Support in the Academic Support support of your course page in eLearn.
Office 365 and Google Drive
Vol State provides its students with free access to Office 365 while enrolled in classes. Learn how to access Office 365 and get answers to other technology questions in the Knowledge Base - New Students.
Check out Word Basics quickly learn how to set margins, add headers, change line spacing, or change the font. This series of free tutorials is from GCFLearnFree. Have a Google account? Check out the free tutorials for Google Drive and Docs.
Knowledge Base - New Students
Find answers to the most frequently asked technology-related questions from new students, including password and Office 365 questions
Office 365, Login
Free Word tutorials. These tutorials cover the basics of using Word.
Tutorials are from GCFLearnFree.org
Google Drive and Docs
Learn how to use the free cloud-based Google Docs for creating professional documents.
Tutorials are from GCFLearnFree.org
Ask a Librarian
Stop by the ASK desk at your campus library
Chat service temporarily unavailable (email us)