Style Guides

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 17th edition of the Manual is the most current. The online version includes a Citation Quick Guide with examples. The Library's website offers a short introduction and overview to the Notes and Bibliography System commonly used in the humanities.

MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition
LB2369 .G53 2016 Information desk. For an online overview of MLA style, see The MLA Style Center, or this page at the Purdue Owl.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
6th ed. The official guide to APA style. Circulation Desk copy BF76.7 .P83 2010. Copies also located in LRC and Health Promotion Library. A quick reference guide can be found at the Purdue Owl.

Citation Management Tools

I recommend Zotero for collecting and organizing references. Zotero is a free tool that integrates with your web browser. See our guide to installing and using it here.

A word of caution about citation management tools: these are error prone and can lead to improper citations in your papers. The automated functionality of these programs can save you some typing, but it is your responsibility to ensure that your citations are correct and complete.