These materials can provide a source of background information as well as additional readings. They can also be a good place to start when you are beginning research in an area you are unfamiliar with.
Style Guides and Citation Help
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Call Number: 808.027 M685 (Reference)
Online citation help for the MLA citation style available from OWL.
With more than 200,000 copies in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices.--publisher's description
The Elements of Style
by William Strunk; E. B. White; Roger Angell (Foreword by)
Searchable database of several hundred subject encyclopedias and other reference works across all subject areas, but with particular strengths in the social sciences and humanities. It includes a number of major reference works, and is Northwestern’s largest single collection of reference materials. A good source for authoritative background information.