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Citation Guides Online
These websites can help you format your paper and citations properly. The list below are style guides available online (mostly through Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)).
Check your assignment instructions or ask your professor which style to use.
Citation Managers do your citation automatically!
By installing a plugin into your browser and Microsoft Word, these Citation Managers can almost do all your citations for you. Be sure to ask for help if you have difficulties setting things up.
Refworks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool. It is designed to help researchers gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies (from the publisher's website). The Library subscribes to Refworks, so you can set up a free account through our website.
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device (from the publisher's website).
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources (from the publisher's website).
Citation Style Manuals
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition by Kate L. Turabian; Wayne C. Booth (Revised by); Gregory G. Colomb (Revised by); Joseph M. Williams (Revised by); Joseph Bizup (Revised by); William T. FitzGerald (Revised by); The University The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff (Revised by) When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today's students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations--also known as "Turabian"--remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals.
Call Number: LB2369 .T8 2018, REFERENCE
Publication Date: 2018-04-16
MLA Handbook by The Modern Language Association of America Relied on by generations of writers, the MLA Handbook is published by the Modern Language Association and is the only official, authorized book on MLA style. The new, ninth edition builds on the MLA's unique approach to documenting sources using a template of core elements--facts
Call Number: Available, LB2369 .M52 2021, Reserve Desk
Publication Date: 2021-05-20
Online Style Manuals
These style manuals are available through the library's database collection.
AMA Manual of Style This link opens in a new window
This guide specifies the writing and citation styles used in journals published by the American Medical Association (AMA).
Chicago Manual of Style Online This link opens in a new window
Provides guidelines on style, usage, grammar, and citation format with examples. Both the 17th and 16th editions are accessible.
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