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How to Write and Cite
Student's Guide to Writing College Papers
Call Number: LB2369 .T8 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-15
Part 1 (“Writing Your Paper”) explains the research process, finding a question, planning an argument, taking notes, preventing plagiarism, and writing and then revising a draft. Part 2 (“Citing Sources”) covers the need to cite sources and describes the three most popular citation styles in detail, and Part 3 (“Style”) includes the usual rules for spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
Citation Guides and Style Manuals
- APA - Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
- APSA - APSA Style Manual for Political Science - Call Number: Reference, Geisel Floor2 West JA86 .A52 2006
- MLA - MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing
- Turabian - Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers
For additional citation help, check out the Purdue Owl.
Citation Tools for Any Type of Citation
Citation Tools for Any Type of Citation:
If you have the information about an article or book, you can use one of the tools below to put it in the right format.
A free tool that works with other apps (e.g., Evernote, Word) and also with your phone or mobile device (scanning barcodes for citation creation).
A free tool from Calvin College's Hekman Library. Choose from MLA, APA, & Chicago citation styles.
Click on the Resource Type then enter the information in the form. Not as automated as EasyBib, but a clear and easy form to use.
Another library created tool - this time from NC State University Libraries. It has the most simplified tool - choose the type of resource you have, fill out the information, and then select either APA or MLA citation style. Click Submit. It is ready to copy & paste.
An easy to use tool for ALA, MLA, Chicago, or Turabian style. Use the auto-fill mode or type it all in yourself.
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Quick Guide on Citation Style for Chinese, Japanese and Korean Sources