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IDS 390 - Interdisciplinary Studies Tutorial - SP 2017: Citing and Managing Your Sources

EndNote and Zotero

When working on a term paper or larger research project, it pays to use a bibliographic management program such as EndNote or Zotero to manage your citations, organize your reading notes, and automatically generate footnotes and bibliographies.

The Woodruff Library's research guides can get you started with using both programs and also list a schedule of free workshops that you can attend.

EndNote Guide

Zotero Guide

APA Style

APA format is commonly used in the social sciences. It involves the use of parenthetical in-text citations, which means that the citation information is within parentheses.

You can get help with APA from the following:

 

  1. The Publication Manual of the APA (6th Edition) Reference Desk Woodruff Library BF76.7 .P83 2010
    *on the low reference shelves near the Library Service Desk.
  2. Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) -- a useful and comprehensive guide to citing different types of sources in APA format.
  3. Sample APA Style Paper
  4. The Basics of APA Style (tutorial)
  5. You can copy and paste a reference cited in APA style directly from many of the library databases and from Google Scholar.
  6. You can also use a citation manager software, like EasyBibZotero, or EndNote.

Chicago / Turabian Style

Chicago format is typically used in history and other humanities disciplines. There are two types of Chicago format:

  • The author-date style uses parenthetical citations, which means that the citation information is within parentheses beside the quoted or paraphrased information.
  • The note-bibliography (NB) style requires the use of footnotes or endnotes, which means that the citation information is either at the foot of the page or at the end of the article and is noted at the end of the quoted or paraphrased text with a number in superscript. 

For help with Chicago style, see the following:

  1. The Chicago Manual of Style Online.
  2. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations [Turabian], Reference Desk LB2369 .T8 2007
  3. The Chicago Manual of Style, Reference Desk Z253 .U69 2010
  4. Purdue's Online Writing Lab Chicago style page.
  5. A quick, printable reference to the Turabian style from Ohio State University.
  6. You can copy and paste a reference cited in Chicago style directly from many of the library databases and from Google Scholar.
  7. You can also use a citation manager software, like EasyBibZotero, or EndNote.

MLA Style

MLA format is commonly used in the humanities. It involves the use of parenthetical in-text citations, which means that the citation information is within parentheses beside the quoted or paraphrased information. 

You can get help with MLA from the following:

  1. The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers a useful and comprehensive guide to citing different types of sources in MLA format.
  2. The complete MLA 2009 style guide is at the Library Service Desk under this call number:
    REF-DESK LB2369 .G53 2009
  3. You can copy and paste a reference cited in MLA style directly from many of the library databases and from Google Scholar.
  4. You can also use a citation manager software, like EasyBibZotero, or EndNote.

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