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Web-based citation manager. Import citations from databases to create your own personal collection. Automatically format your papers and bibliographies in any of almost 150 formats (e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, CBE, etc.). Click here to access the old version of RefWorks.
Mendeley offers citation management, PDF annotation, and the opportunity to network with researchers. Desktop app installation adds to functionality. Also has an iPhone/iPad app.
APA Formatting and Style Guide
APA guide from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University. Based on the 6th edition.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide
MLA guide from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University. Based on the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
Part of Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab, this source covers the difficult balance between building on prior research and originality that students must reach when writing research papers. Gives instances of when credit is due and when it’s not needed. Clearly defines “common knowledge” and includes a section for writers entitled “Making Sure You are Safe.”
Free citation manager that helps you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. Offers major citation formats including MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and many more.
CiteULike combines citation management with social networking features. Citation formats provided include APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, and some others, and items in your library can be exported into a format compatible with RefWorks and EndNote.
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