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BUA 645 Position Paper Research Guide: Citation Help


RefWorks is a citation management tool that allows you to:

  • Store resources for papers and projects
  • Create citations of resources in your citation style of choice
  • Insert citations in your paper from your lists of citations
  • Create a bibliography/list of references at the end of your paper

Style Guides on the Web


Style Guides and Resources (IFLA)  A page of links to sites focused on citation of electronic sources.
How to Cite Electronic Sources (Library of Congress)  Examples in Chicago and MLA; how to cite electronic reproductions of primary sources, including film, photographs, legal and government publications, maps, recorded sound, text, and other special sources.
Sources and Citations (Dartmouth College)  Not a style manual per se, but a writer's guide to academic integrity, citing sources, and evaluation of sources.

APA (American Psychological Association)

APA Documentation 6th Edition (University of Wisconsin Writing Center)
APA Style and Grammar Guidelines 7th Edition (American Psychological Association) Lots of examples.
APA Formatting and Style Guide 7th Edition but the 6th Edition can also be found here(Purdue Online Writing Lab)
Citing Business Sources in APA Style 7th Edition (Fogler Guide)
APA Style Guide to Electronic References 6th Edition An e-book which explains how to cite web documents (sometimes with missing elements). Provides examples for citing books, book chapters, journal articles, technical & research reports, conferences, dissertations, data sets, web sites, message boards, electronic mailing lists, and social media.

Chicago (Turabian) Style

Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition (Purdue Online Writing Lab)
The Chicago Manual of Style (University of Georgia)
Ohio State University Guides to Chicago Style: Author-Date System, Notes-Bibliography System
Turabian Quick Guide (U of Chicago Press)

MLA (Modern Language Association)

Frequently Asked Questions about the MLA Style Manual (MLA)  
MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue Online Writing Lab)

Government and Legal Publications 

Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications (University of Memphis)
How to Cite Electronic, Print, and Microfiche Congressional Publications (ProQuest Congressional)  University of Maine users only.  
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (Cornell Law School)  Guide to citing judicial opinions, constitutions and statutes, arbitration, court rules, cases, etc. 

Other Forms

ASA (American Sociological Association) Format (California State)
Council of Science Editors (Colorado State) 
Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style Guide (Ohio State University)
American Anthropological Association Style Guide
American Journal of Physical Anthropology Style Guide (Berkeley)
Scroll to the 3rd page where it says, "The literature list must be arranged alphabetically..."

Formatting Papers

How to Format Your Research Paper
Formatting in MLA style (Purdue OWL)
Formatting in APA style (Purdue OWL)
Templates for Papers in MLA, APA, CBE, Chicago Styles (Wright State)

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