Writing and Publishing: Resources for Researchers and Scholars

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Citation Style Manuals

The following publications and websites offer helpful guidance on the most common citation styles in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

‚ÄčAPA Style

APA Website:  Basics of APA Style Tutorial

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL): APA Guide

Manual: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010.

Chicago Style

Website:  Chicago Manual of Style Online 

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL): Chicago Manual of Style Guide

Manual: University of Chicago Press Staff, eds.  The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers. 17th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Turabian Style (lite version of Chicago Style‚Äč)

"Turbian's manual presents two basic documentation systems: notes-bibliography style (or simply bibliography style) and author-date style (sometimes called reference list style). These styles are essentially the same as those presented in The Chicago Manual of Style, seventeenth edition, with slight modifications for the needs of student writers." from the website: Turabian Citation Guide Online.

Manual:  Turabian, Kate L.  A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations,Chicago Style for Students & Researchers. 8th ed. Revised by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and the University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.                

MLA Style

Website:  MLA Style Center

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL): MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Manual: MLA Handbook. 8th ed.  New York: Modern Language Association, 2016. 

Preparing an Index

Mulvany, Nancy C. Indexing Books. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

University of Chicago Press Staff, eds. Indexes: A Chapter from The Chicago Manual of Style Sixteenth Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Roig, Miguel. Avoiding Plagiarism, Self-Plagiarism, and Other Questionable Writing Practices:  A Guide to Ethical Writing (2003, revised in 2006 and 2015). Available on The Office of Research Integrity's website: Avoiding Plagiarism, Self-Plagiarism, and Other Questionable Writing Practices: A Guide to Ethical Writing.