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Researching Your Topic
Use Style Manuals and Writing Guides
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Subject Description: Writing resources and tools for preparing "Works Cited" or "Bibliographic Reference" pages. Ask your professor or check your syllabus to see what style your professor prefers.

Researching Your Topic

    Find Books

  Manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations
Location: Coon Rapids Campus Library Book Ranges (LB2369 .T8 2007)
  Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
Publication Manual offers an authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system and comprehensive coverage of the treatment of numbers, metrication, statistical and mathematical data, tables, and figures for use in writing, reports, or presentations.
Location: Coon Rapids Campus Library Book Ranges (BF76.7 .P83 2010)

    Use Internet Resources

  BibMe
Bibliography formatting tool (ALWAYS double-check your results against the citation style guide manual).
  EasyBib
At the EasyBib home page, just click on the tab to pick the type of source you are citing. In many cases, all you'll have to do after that is type in the URL or title of your source. EasyBib offers over 55 different citation options - the full list is accessible on the final tab.
  Son of Citation Machine (MLA & APA)
Citation machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Easy to navigate.

    Use Style Manuals and Writing Guides

  APA Online Writing Lab (OWL)
OWL at Purdue University houses up-to-date writing resources and instructional material. APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.
  ASA Online Writing Lab (OWL)
OWL at Purdue University houses up-to-date writing resources and instructional material. American Sociological Association (ASA) style and includes information about manuscript formatting, in-text citations, and formatting the references page.
  Chicago Online Writing Lab (OWL)
OWL at Purdue University houses up-to-date writing resources and instructional material. The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) covers a variety of topics from manuscript preparation and publication to grammar, usage, and documentation.
  MLA Online Writing Lab (OWL)
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses up-to-date writing resources and instructional material, and provides these as a free service to students, members of the community, and users worldwide.

Use Style Manuals and Writing Guides

    Style Manuals

  APA Research Paper Example (PDF)
Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006). This paper follows the style guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (2010).
  APA Style Examples
Links to quick answers and examples for citing references & formatting text in APA style.


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