style, format & Citation resources

It is good academic practice to properly cite information resources you use in your writing & projects.

KCAD courses now use Modern Language Association Style (MLA), American Psychological Association Style (APA) and the Chicago Manual of Style for the formatting of research papers.


Purdue University's Online Writing Lab

A great online guide on how to use both the MLA & APA for citations and formatting research papers.

MLA Guide

APA Guide


For those taking courses, researching and writing for Art History, many of the faculty are now requiring use of The Chicago Manual of Style. KCAD Library/FLITE have a subscription to this particular format & style guide.



KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography.