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Style Manuals and Other Guides

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Online Citation Tools


In accordance with Austin College's Academic Integrity policy, all sources, print and electronic, must be sited correctly within the text and in a list of works cited. Citation formats or "styles" vary for each discipline. Check with your professor or your course syllabus if you need to know which style manual to follow.

Please refer to the guides below to help you correctly credit information sources from books, journals, magazines, web pages, etc. used in your research papers. Read Why Cite? for a thorough explanation of the importance of citing sources.


APA (American Psychological Association)

Citing References In Your Paper from The Writing Center at University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Citing Sources from Owens Library Northwest Missouri State University.
Guides to Cite It! from University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia.
Style Tips from APA.org

ACS (American Chemical Society)

The ACS Style Guide The official ACS Style Guide published by the ACS (Access available only to Austin College faculty, students and staff)
Reference Style Guidelines Chapter 14 of the ACS Style Guide
A Quick Guide to Reference Citations Using the ACS Style Guide Compiled by N.J. Butkovich, August 2001. Opens in a PDF
A Quick Guide to Citing Using the ACS Style Guide, 3rd Ed. Compiled by Penn State, 2007
American Chemical Society (ACS) Citation Style Compiled by University of Sciences in Philadelphia
The ACS Style Guide: Citing and Documenting Sources in Chemistry Compiled by the University of Waterloo, November 8, 2005
ACS Style Guide William College Libraries

CBE (Council of Biology Editors)

Citing References In Your Paper from The Writing Center at University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Citing Sources from Owens Library Northwest Missouri State University.
Online! Citation Styles from Online!: A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources by Andrew Harnack and Eugene Kleppinger

Chicago

Citing References In Your Paper from The Writing Center at University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Citing Sources from Owens Library Northwest Missouri State University.
Guides to Cite It! from University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia.
Chicago Style Citation Quick Guide from the Chicago Manual of Style Online.

MLA (Modern Language Association)

Citing References In Your Paper from The Writing Center at University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Citing Sources from Owens Library Northwest Missouri State University.
Guides to Cite It! from University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia.

Turabian

Citing References In Your Paper from The Writing Center at University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Citing Sources from Owens Library Northwest Missouri State University.
Guides to Cite It! from University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia.

Instructions for Citing Electronic Sources

Citing Net Sources > Quick Guide from Ohio State University Libraries. Includes only APA and MLA examples.
Documenting Electronic Sources from Purdue's Online Writing Lab. Includes APA, CBE, Chicago, MLA, and other style manuals.
Electronic Style the final frontier by George H. Hoemann of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Includes APA, Chicago, and MLA.

Online!

The Reference Guide to Using Online Resources, 2003 Update. Includes APA, CBE, Chicago, and MLA.

Other Guides

Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications from University of Memphis.

General Guidelines for Citing Government Publications

from Government Documents Department, University of North Texas.
Guide To Citing U.S. Government Publications

from Indiana University.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab  
Sources, their use and acknowledgement from Dartmouth College.




Online Citation Tools

These are online citation tools and bibliographic managers that are useful in helping manage research, in-text citations, end-notes, work cited lists and bibliographies:

EasyBib EasyBib Academic Professional Version Brought to You by Abell Library Center Restricted Access   Information about Duke Journals Online
Zotero is a free Firefox extension that can also be used in Flock (a browser based on Firefox) that helps manage references within the browser window. Zotero began as a workstation/computer dependent citation tool, but now your citations saved in one instance of the FireFox browser on your laptop, for example, are synchronized with a main Zotero server, so when you access your Zotero account from another computer, your citations will be downloaded into that Firefox browser and you can continue your research.
CiteULike this free reference management center also adds a social bookmarking component that allows you to tag citations and discover similar articles from other's tagged and shared citations. You can also create groups in CiteULike and participate in collaborative projects.
Bibme this free software generates bibliographies and pulls data from a variety of online sources including Amazon, FindArticles, and CiteULike. Bibliographies can be formatted in APA, MLA, Chicago and Turabian, and then exported into a word processor.
iCyte Save all or just parts of a website with icyte; tag it, add a description, share it, and be able to go back to it easily. Install the iCyte plugin for use with FireFox or with Internet Explorer. iCyte is also designed for project sharing. iCyte works with most major browsers: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Safari and Chrome. iCyte is free for students and faculty associated with educational institutions; you need to register with your valid educational (AC) email address in order to establish your free account. https://www.icyte.com/education

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