The Commons

A number of citation styles are used at Lakeland College, including: APA, MLA and Chicago. Be sure to check with your instructor about the citation style you should use for your assignments. 

APA Style

  • APA Guide
  • For further information, please refer to the APA website or consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association available at the library.
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) - BF 76.7 P83 2010 REF
  • APA Style Guide to Electronic References - BF 76.7 C65 2007 REF (Vermilion)

Lakeland College - Environmental Science Style

Note: Environmental Science students follow the style adopted by the Rangeland Ecology and Management journal (see link below)

MLA Style

  • MLA Quick Guide 
  • Our MLA Quick Guide provides direction based on the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook. The 8th edition of the MLA Handbook was recently released so please contact the library for help if you are required to use the most recent style guidelines. 
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) - LB 2369 G53 2009 REF

Chicago Style

Citation Management

  • EasyBib
  • A citation formatting and management tool. EasyBib will generate citations in APA, MLA, Chicago and many other citation styles. 
  • Access is limited to Lakeland College IP addresses. Remote access is available using a Lakeland College Library barcode and PIN.
  • EasyBib is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. To ensure accuracy, consult the official style manual for the style you are using.  


  • Using the work of others without giving credit to your source is considered plagiarism. Details of Lakeland College policy on plagiarism and academic dishonesty can be found in Student Rights and Responsibilities