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LEAP 1100 (Sections (1, 3 ,4, 7 & 8) Dr. Ownby & Dr. Wood: Style/Citation Manuals

LEAP Librarians are Brandon Patterson, Lorelei Rutledge, & Alfred Mowdood

Style/Citation Manuals

Style Manuals

Print resources are available in the Knowledge Commons (Level 2) of the Marriott Library

Many instructors require students to create citations for a bibliographies and to write and format a paper according to a particular style.  The most popular style guides are APA, Chicago, and MLA style.  Other style guides include:

  • A Handbook for Thesis and Dissertations Published by the Graduate School of the University of Utah
  • A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers by Kate L. Turabian (Print) LB 2369. T8
  • ACS Style Guide (Print) QD 8.5 A25 2006
  • AIP Style Manual American Institute of Physics
    • (Print) QC 5. 45 A45 1990
  • AMA Manual of Style (Print) R 110. A53 3 2007
  • The Associated Press Stylebook 2008 (Print)  PN 4783. A82 2008
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Print) KF 245. U55 2005
  • Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (Print) T 11. S386

APA Style

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association  (Print)
Several APA style manuals are available at the Knowledge Commons Desk to check out for one week.  One copy is only available for use in the library.

Although the complete APA style manual is not available online, many organizations and idividuals have created Web sites with helpful information about the APA style.  Below are several of the best.  Note that the third and the last links include a sample paper in APA style.

MLA Style

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Print edition in the Marriott Library)

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (Print edition in the Marriott Library)

Although the complete MLA style manual is not available online, many organizations and idividuals have created Web sites with helpful information about the MLA style.  Below are several of the best.  Note that the third links include a sample paper in MLA style

Chicago Style

 

Bibliographic Management Software (EndNote, EndNote Web, NoodleTools, Zotero and Mendeley)

EndNote, EndNote Basic, and Zotero are bibliographic management programs that help you manage, store, and organize references.

EndNote remains the favored, time-saving solution for organizing references and creating instant bibliographies.

  • Significant learning curve
  • If you are a scholar or aspiring scholar you should invest the time now in order to save time and headaches later
  • You may purchase Endnote X.7 from the Office of Software Licensing (You may want to use both EndNote  and EndNote Basic)
  • See EndNote guide

EndNote Basic (formerly known as EndNote Web) is free for U of U students, staff, and faculty.

NoodleTools is free for U of U students, staff, and faculty.

  • Easy to Use
  • Undergraduate student focus
  • Self-guided tool that teaches how to properly document sources in MLA, APA or Chicago/Turabian
  • Produces a fully formatted Works Cited/References page
  • See NoodleTools User Guide

Zotero (Standalone and Firefox plug-in)

  • Freely available
  • Easy to import citations from Usearch, many library databases, and many websites
  • Can import dozens of citations at a time from Google Scholar
  • Compatible with EndNote Basic and Mendeley
  • See Zotero guide

Mendeley

  • Freely available
  • Can import citations from many library databases and webpages
  • Can share citations through groups feature
  • See Mendeley guide

Starters (Books/Links)

These books are available in the
Knowledge Commons (Level 2)
Oxford English Dictionary
PE 1625. O87
American Heritage College
Dictionary
PE 1628 .A6227
Oxford American Thesaurus
of Current English
Webster's New World Dictionary
and Thesaurus
  PE 1628 .W56314
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
(17th edition)  PN 6081. B27 2002
The OWL at Purdue
Harvard College Writing Center
Elements of Style (1918)
(4th Edition) PE 1408. S772 2000
Norton Field Guide to Writing
Style: The Basics of Clarity
and Grace
PE 1421. W5455
Academic Writing for Graduate
Students
PE 1408. S7836 2004
University Writing Center

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