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Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers at Carrington

Citation and Writing Assistance-Library Subject Guide


  Welcome to the Citation and Writing Assistance Guide! This guide provides tools to assist you with your writing process, including helping you cite in APA format. If you have any questions and want advice, please contact a Campus Academic Dean, Academic Coach, the Librarian, or consult with your instructor about the correct format for your paper.

APA 7th Edition - Start Using this Edition on AUGUST 18, 2021

Welcome to the APA (American Psychological Association) 7th Edition Style Manual! This page will help you write and cite your papers and projects! Need to know how to create a title page in APA 7th? We've got you covered! How about citing an article or book for your Reference page? Yep, you will find it here!

What's New in the APA 7th Edition (chapter by chapter guide from the APA)

welcome to APA 7TH EDITION!

Helpful Guides, Handouts, and Websites   Helpful Videos

Welcome Singular "They" (APA)
Student Paper Set-up Guide (APA)
Student Title Page Guide (APA)

How to format your paper in  APA 7th style (11:54) Writing Center In-text Citation Guide 
 APA Format 7th Edition: Reference Page
Tutorial (24:44)
Style and Grammar Guidelines (APA) In-text citations made easy: APA 7th edition format Tutorial (16:21)

Why is it important to cite references in your research paper?

  • It gives credit to the authors of the sources you used
  • It provides your reader with more information about your sources so they can find them if they want to read more about your topic
  • It shows your credibility and that you did your research before you came to a conclusion
  • It prevents plagiarism
Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction (1:54) Citing Sources: Why & How to do it (5:37)

Citation Generators

The following citation generators may be useful in automatically generating citations for your reference list. These are FREE resources, but most of them have a PAID version. The FREE versions should give you the information you need, but you may get lots of ads too.

Product Descriptions
OSLIS Citation Maker Provided by the Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS), generates citations in APA 7th edition format 
Bibme Generates citations in APA 7th edition format and helps format papers (Bibme®, a Chegg Service)
Typecite  Compiled by experts (and with less ads), generates citations and explains formatting (©Typecite Limited)
ZoteroBib  Downloadable tool that helps collect, organize, cite, and share research (©Corporation for Digital Scholarship)
Citation Machine

Overview of APA 7th edition format and citation generator (Citation Machine®, a Chegg Service)

Using Citation Generators Responsibly (from Purdue OWL)

REMEMBER: You will need to check these citations for accuracy! If you have any questions and want advice, please contact your Instructor, a Campus Academic Dean, Academic Coach, or the Librarian about the correct format for your paper. offers tutoring and homework help for students. All services are live, on demand, and online.  Experts are online 24/7 ready to help. 


Grammarly is an online grammar check program.  It checks 250 points of grammar, contextually checks your spelling, makes vocabulary suggestions as well as having apps to use for working in your browser, anywhere on the web and in Microsoft Office.  

The basic version is free to everyone.  There is a paid version that is more comprehensive and is probably only necessary for serious writing issues.

Once you have an account it provides the option of a drag & drop or upload function to submit your paper for review.  Then Grammarly scans your text for grammar, spelling corrections needed and offers vocabulary suggestions. 

To create an account in Chrome go to the Educational version of Grammarly.

Grammarly Chrome Login

To create an account, click on Sign Up in the upper right-hand corner of the white space.

After you create the account, you might need to wait for an email to click on for access. If not just login.

Grammarly Home page

Notice there is an Apps section on the left.  You have access to 3 apps. 

Chrome Apps

Notice Grammarly is already installed in in Chrome.  When the App is installed you can access it from the green G on the browser bar.

To create an account in Firefox to go to the educational version of Grammarly  

Grammarly Signin and Signup page

To create an account click on the Sign Up in the upper right-hand corner.

Grammarly Create an Account

Then fill out the form. Once that is completed, you may receive an email to respond to and then login.  

Grammarly Home Page

There are 3 apps that you can download:  Firefox App, Microsoft Office App and Windows App.

Grammarly Apps

Download Microsoft Office login to your Grammarly account.

 Grammarly Home page

Then click on Apps.  Next, click Install next to the Grammarly for Microsoft Office.  If you prefer you can install the Grammarly for Windows.  

Grammarly Apps

Next select the product you want to install.  I installed both so that it checks both documents and emails.  But you may not need the email function. After checking the boxes click install.

Grammarly select for install

Notice at the bottom left of the screen is a download button, click there to run the download.

Next, there will be a security warning, click Run again.

Click the Get Started to begin the download. 


Click finish then login to Grammarly.

When you open Microsoft word there will be a green G with the enable Grammarly.  Click on it to start having Grammarly correct your writing as you write.



To create an account in Safari go to the Educational version of Grammarly.

Grammarly Login Page

To create an account, click on Sign Up in the upper right-hand corner of the white space.

Grammarly Create an Account page

After you create the account, you might need to wait for an email to click on for access, if not just login.

Grammarly Main Page

Notice that after you login the first time, it is telling you that you can add Grammarly extension to Safari.  There are two apps for Grammarly in Safari, click on Apps to see them both.

Grammarly Apps for Safari

You might find each of these useful.