User Education

Citation Styles


Why do we cite?
Citing authoritative and appropriate sources provides evidence that you have read widely and can represent a wide range of views. It is important to follow a citing or referencing style to avoid plagiarism and to ensure that your user can easily locate the original sources of your citation.


Which style do we use?
There are several acceptable citation styles that may be used at the Fiji National University. The following are the most commonly used styles.
American Psychological Association (APA) Citation Style
Chicago Citation Style
Modern Language Association (MLA) Citation Style
Harvard Citation Style
American Chemical Society (ACS) Citation Style
Vancover Citation Style (for Health Sciences)
The College Student's Guide to Citation Styles


Citation Maker

An up-to-date online citation generator service provided free of charge by the Hekman Library of Calvin College, able to quickly generate citations for the three main academic citation styles: Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), or Chicago Manual of Style. You can save, and alphabetize, edit and export citations into an rtf or word document and generate a bibliography with the appropriate format.

Citation Machine
An interactive tool useful for creating reference citations for Modern Language Association (7th), American. Psychological Association (6th), Turabian and Chicago citation styles.

Turabian and MLA 7th ed. Free Citation Generator & Bibliography Maker
A free web based program for citing resources according to Kate L. Turabian "A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations" 7th edition and MLA Manual 7th edition.

This is a "fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It's the easiest way to build a works cited page. Search for a book, article, website, or film, or enter the information yourself; add it to your bibliography. Download your bibliography in either the MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian formats and include it in your paper".



Library Training

The FNU library is pleased to conduct e-Databases, Information Literacy, Turnitin and RefWorks flow training programs for all Academic staff and the students. Requesting interested participants to fill in the Library Training Form and drop it at your nearest campus library counter or email your form to the relevant campus librarian. We shall inform the training dates as soon as the library training forms are received.Please contact your nearest campus librarian for more details.