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Writing Resources for Students (Library)

Style Guides by Subject

Some disciplines have their own guides to research and writing. In  NUsearch search for a discipline and "style manuals," for example: psychology style manuals.  To expand into research guides use the phrase "research handbooks," for example:  sociology research handbooks or history research handbooks.

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EndNote is a software program designed to store and manipulate bibliographic information. With EndNote you can:

  • store references in one place
  • keep reading notes linked to sources
  • download citations directly from databases
  • automatically format bibliographies and citations in MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, or over 1000 other style

Zotero is a free bibliographic manager that is usable with the Firefox web browser, or, is now available in a standalone version that allows you to use Zotero with other web browsers. With Zotero you can:

  • Store references in one place
  • Keep reading notes linked to sources
  • Download citations directly from databases
  • Automatically format bibliographies and citations in MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, and many other styles using Microsoft Word and Open Office
  • Access your Zotero library from any location and remotely back up and sync your library

AMA Manual of Style

APA: American Psychological Association

Physical copes of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association are available for reference or check-out.

Chicago Manual of Style

MLA Style Guide

THE MLA STYLE MANUAL, recommended for graduate students, 3rd edition, 808.02 A179m 2008, and THE MLA HANDBOOK, 8th edition, LB2369.M52 2016 are available in the Libraries (ask at the desk).