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Online Style Guides

The following style guides are courtesy of the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):

Chicago Manual of Style Online, 17th and 16th eds. (Courtesy of Dupré Library)

Turabian Style Guide (University of Chicago Press)

Citation Managers

EndNote Web via Web of Science

  • Manages references from the Web of Science and other resources.
  • Off-campus users: To register, use the EndNote link in Web of Science.


  • Mendeley is a free reference manager and PDF organizer. It is generous but provides limited storage.


  • Zotero is a free citation manager available as a Firefox addition or in a standalone version. It allows you to attach PDFs, images, and audio and video files; archive snapshots of websites; and automatically format citations and bibliographies using a plug-in for Microsoft Word or Open Office. See our Zotero research guide for more information, including instructions on installing and using Zotero.

Need help deciding which citation manager to use? See our Comparing Citation Managers research guide for more information.

Print Style Manuals

Copies of the following style guides are available at the Reference Desk located on the 1st floor of Dupré Library. They are Library Use Only and cannot be checked out.

  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed.
    Reference LB 2369 .G53 2009
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.
    Reference BF 76.7 .P83 2010
  • The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.
    Reference Z 253 .U69 2010
  • A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students & Researchers by Kate Turabian, 8th ed.
    Reference LB 2369 .T8 2013

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