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Citation and Style Guides

General Citation and Style Guidelines
VU’s Jean and Alexander Heard Library: Style Guides and Other Writing Aides
University of Wisconsin-Madison: Citing References in Your Paper
Bedford St. Martin’s Research and Documentation Online
The Elements of Style (Strunk and White)

Specific Manuals of Style

MLA (Modern Language Association)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The OWL at Purdue

APA (American Psychological Association)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The OWL at Purdue

Chicago Manual of Style Online (Quick Guide)
University of Wisconsin-Madison

CSE (Council of Science Editors) [formerly CBE (Council of Biology Editors)]
University of Wisconsin-Madison

APSA (American Political Science Association)
University of Wisconsin-Madison

ASA (American Sociological Association)

Quick Tips for ASA Style

AAA (American Anthropological Association)

American Anthropological Association

Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism

Vanderbilt University’s Jean and Alexander Heard Library
Details what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Links to VU Honor Council’s page.

Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Avoid It
Definition and examples for quotations, paraphrases, and summaries.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Avoiding Plagiarism
Overview of challenges and circumstances. Tips for safe practices and an exercise.

Washington State University: Cultural Perspectives on Plagiarism
Focuses on American universities’ expectations regarding plagiarism and methods of determining common knowledge.

Duke University: Avoiding Plagiarism (PowerPoint)
Begins with definitions and consequences, and continues with steps to avoiding plagiarism in all aspects of the research process.


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