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Writing Resources

MLA (Modern Language Association)

The Purdue Online Writing Lab gives an overview of MLA rules for citing sources at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/1/. It includes sections on in-text citations, footnotes, endnotes, and the list of works cited.

Another guide to the basics of MLA, APA, and Chicago formats is provided by the Research and Documentation site created by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister at http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/.

APA (American Psychological Association)

An online tutorial on the basics of APA style is provided by the American Psychological Association at www.apastyle.org/. Click on the link to "Basics" under "Most Popular".

The Purdue Online Writing Lab gives an overview of APA rules for citing sources at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01. It includes sections on in-text citations, footnotes, endnotes, and the list of references.

CMS (Chicago Manual of Style)

The Purdue Online Writing Lab gives an overview of Chicago Manual rules for citing sources at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/717/01/. It includes sections on footnotes, endnotes, and the bibliography.

A quick guide to the rules for Chicago-style notes and in-text citations was developed by Kate Turabian at a site provided by the University of Chicago Press at www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html