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Nonprofit Leadership Studies

Essential resources in the research and study in Nonprofit Leadership Studies


There are quite a few different ways to cite resources in your paper. The citation style usually depends on the academic discipline involved.
For example:

  • APA style is often used by Education and Psychology
  • Chicago/Turabian is generally used by Music and some of the other Fine Arts
  • MLA style is typically used by the Humanities

Check with your professor to make sure you are using the required style. 

Instructor Requirements

Be aware that some instructors may have additional or specialized requirements for your citations. For example, while MLA 2009 format does not require you to include the full URL in your citation, some instructors prefer that you do. Always be cognizant of class requirements and seek confirmation from your instructor.


While Microsoft Word, certain databases, and other online resources such as Citation Machine offer automatic APA, MLA, etc. formatting tools for citations, these systems are not always accurate. If you use these online tools it is important to double check the accuracy of your results against a style sheet such as those linked in this tab.



All MSU students and faculty can register for the web version of EndNote's bibliographic management tool through the database Web of Knowledge.

  1. Go to Web of Knowledge. (link below)
  2. Towards the very top-middle section, click on My EndNote Web
  3. Follow the instructions