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Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then share the results of your research.
For this class, Professor Craddock will allow you to choose between MLA, APA, and Chicago style.
The style manuals most often requested at our Reference Desk are below. Online guides to the various style manuals are sometimes created by libraries or by the publishers of the manuals; some of them are listed in Introduction to Documentation Styles from The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The complete printed editions of each style manual are available in the library's Reference Collection or on Reserve at the Circulation Desk.
The Chicago manual of style
The Chicago Manual of Style, commonly just called "Chicago," details the rules for two documentation styles: the Notes-Bibliography System (NB), mostly used in literature, history, and the arts, and the Author-Date System, used more often in the sciences.
MLA handbook for writers of research papers by
The Modern Language Association's style manual, commonly just called "MLA," is used in English and the humanities. A more in-depth title is MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing, intended for graduate students, scholars, and independent writers.