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Style Manuals @ Brookens

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Concise rules of APA style
Call Number: Reference-Noncirc.-Level 2 BF76.7 .C66 2010
ISBN: 143380560X

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MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing
Call Number: Information Desk-Noncirc.-Level 2 PN147 .G444 2008
ISBN: 0873522974

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The Chicago manual of style
Call Number: Information Desk-Noncirc.-Level 2 Z253 .U69 2003
ISBN: 0226104036

Citation Guides

  • UIS Learning Hub (TLH)
    The Learning Hub offers help to students in improving skills in writing, grammar and usage, math and statistics, science, reading, studying, test taking, and more. Click on "Writing" under "Academic Resources" to find tutorials and handouts on citation styles and other topics of interest to students writing papers.
  • Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    The OWL at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material. Excellent guides for every major citation style, with sections on everything from paper formatting to in-text citations. Goes beyond citation guides to provide general writing resources as well.
  • Research and Documentation Online
    Covers citation styles in the Humanities, Social Sciences, History, and Science. Includes sample papers.
  • Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
    This work first appeared in 1993. It was recently revised in January 2010 and reflects changes appearing in the third edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, published in 2006. It is also keyed to the most recent edition of The Bluebook, published in 2005.

Citation Management Tools

  • Zotero
    Zotero is a free Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources.
  • Mendeley
    Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
  • EndNote
    Software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies.

Citation Builders

Remember to always check over the citations and bibliographies created by citation builders!

They can save you time and energy, and help you learn how to format citations, but they can also make mistakes for which your professors will subtract points.

  • BibMe
    Pulls citation information from the source of your choice (including films, websites, and newspapers) and generates a formatted bibliography in APA, MLA, Chicago, or Turabian style. Must create a (free) account to use. You can also check out their citation guide tab for information on citation styles.
  • North Carolina State University Citation Builder
    You provide the publication information and the citation builder generates the citation in MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE/CSE.
  • Son of Citation Machine
    You enter the citation information and this website generates bibliographic citations in MLA (7th edition), Turabian, or Chicago styles. No account or registration necessary for use.
  • Endnote Web
    Search, organize, share research, and automatically format bibliographies using the Free version of Endnote.
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