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Citation Style Guides

ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, 3rd Ed.
Reference QD8.5 .A25 2006
Guide provides information needed to write, review, submit, and edit scholarly and scientific manuscripts to conform to ACS standards. Detailed examples of citations are included. 

American Sociological Association Style Guide Reference Counter HM 586.A547 2010

Chicago Manual of Style
Reference Counter/Level C : Z253 .U69 2010
Full text of the University of Chicago Manual of Style, along with Q&A, tools, and Quick Citation Guide.

Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. by Kate Turabian Reference Counter/Level C : LB2369 .T8 2013
"The Manual (by Kate L. Turabian) retains its familiar three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts." ~ from the Publisher.
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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers Reference Counter LB 2369.G53 2009
Offical Style manual and citation manual of the Modern Language Association, used extensively by writers and professors in the literature and arts areas.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Reference Counter BF 76.7.P83 2010
Style and citation manual guide to the APA style, used extensively in the social and behavior sciences and education.

Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers Reference Counter/Level C : T11 .S386 2014
Style/Citation manual for the Council of Science Editors (CSE) style, used often in the natural and physical sciences
Citation Management Tools
Free software to help manage your bibliographic needs, inlcuding organizing sources and citations by project,  sharing citations for group work, and for "citing while you write", i.e. inserting citations into papers while writing.

Zotero is a free citation management program with an online storage component. It can be downloaded from zotero.org
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Web-Based Style Summaries
APA Formatting and Style Guide– Purdue OWL
Purdue’s Online Writing Lab’s guide to using the American Psychological Association citation format.

Formatting in Sociology (ASA Style)
Purdue’s Online Writing Lab’s guide to using the American Sociological Association citation/reference format.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide – The OWL at Purdue
Purdue’s Online Writing Lab’s guide to the most commonly used citation format in the humanities.

MLA Style Center Unrestricted Resource
Writing Resources from the Modern Language Assoication. This free MLA-authorized Web site offers quick reference for MLA style, tips on formatting a research paper, sample research papers, and other misc. resources.  

Scientific Style and Format Citation Quick Guide
A handy reference sheet to check your Council of Science Editors (CSE) citation style for accuracy. (8th Edition)