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Virtual Reference - Style & Citation Guides

General Citation Help
Citation Guides
Guidelines and sample citations for six citation styles, maintained by the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Citing References in Your Paper
A guide to citing references in various styles, presented by the University of Wisconsin Madison Writing Center. Includes a section on quoting and paraphrasing sources.
Learn More About Style Guides
Citation help from the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.
MLA: Modern Language Association
MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Comprehensive guide from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University.
MLA Handbook FAQs
Answers to frequently asked citation questions from the MLA.
The library currently keeps print copies of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers in the Reference section at LB2369 .G53 2009 for in-library use.
APA: American Psychological Association
APA Formatting and Style Guide
Comprehensive guide from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University.
Learning APA Style
Tutorials and answers to frequently asked citation questions from the APA.
The library currently keeps print copies of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association on 2-hour reserve for in-library use. Check with the Circulation desk to see these copies.
Turabian
Turabian Style Quick Reference
Examples of Turabian citations, maintained by the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Turabian Style Guide
Guide for Turabian Style citations, maintained by the University of Southern Mississippi Library.
Citing Electronic Sources in Turabian
Although there are no specific official guidelines for citing electronic resources using Turabian style, this resource provides guidelines that are consistent with Turabian style. Maintained by the University of Richmond.
Citing References in Your Paper
A guide to citing references in various Styles, maintained by the University of Wisconsin Madison Writing Center.
The library currently keeps print copies of A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Disserations on permanent reserve for in-library use. Check with the Public Services desk to see these copies.
Blue Book
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
A primer on basic legal citation by Peter W. Martin at Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute.
The library currently keeps print copies of The Blue Book on permanent reserve for in-library use. Check with the Public Services desk to see these copies.
ACS: American Chemical Society
ACS Style Guidelines
Examples of ACS Style citations, maintained by The Chemistry Library at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
CBE: Council of Biology Editors
CBE Citation Guide
A guide based on Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, maintained by Ohio State University Library.
Guide to CBE Style for Electronic Resources
Guide for citing electronic resources in CBE Style, maintained by Columbus State University Library.
Columbia Guide To Online Style
The Columbia Guide to Online Style presents a guide to locating, translating, and using the elements of citation for both a humanities style (i.e., MLA and Chicago) and a scientific style (i.e., APA and CBE) for electronically-accessed sources.
Citing References in Your Paper
A guide to citing references in various Styles, maintained by the University of Wisconsin Madison Writing Center.
Other
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
Strunk's The Elements of Style
Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.