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Published on March 18, 2014

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Evans Library resources for help with writing your academic papers.
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Peer-reviewed resources? MLA, APA, IEEE, Chicago? Citations? stock.xchng What?

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Almost all of the library’s resources – and even Google Scholar – feature easy citation export tools that work with RefWorks or other bibliographic citation management software.

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Import citations to RefWorks – create a bibliography.

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Use the manual or guide for your style to check citation and paper formats. rose petralia

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READ the instructions, and look at examples. Journal article Edited book

The Chicago manual of style. (c2010). (16th ed. ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Coghill, A. M., & Garson, L. R. (2006). The ACS style guide : Effective communication of scientific information. (3rd ed. / ed.). Washington, DC: American Chemical Society ;. Concise rules of APA style. (c2010). (6th ed. ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Gibaldi, J.,. (2009). MLA handbook for writers of research papers. (7th ed. ed.). New York: Modern Language Association of America. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (c2010). (6th ed. 2nd printing [corr. rev. ed.] ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Find style guides in the library catalog...

… or check https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl!

stock.xchng And remember the ultimate source of library help… Evans Library librarians and staff!

stock.xchng Resources • http://lib.fit.edu – search catalog for “style guide” • OWL at Purdue – APA, MLA, and Chicago style • Tutorials – SlideShare &YouTube – many topics! • Ask a Librarian – chat, phone, or email

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