Public Speaking & Rhetoric: Citing Sources
Here are a variety of resources that will help you with citing sources for your speech. The citation format that you use in your research paper will depend on what is required by your professor. Be sure you know the requirements before you begin.
Citation Management Tools
With these tools you can collect book and article citations from the library catalog and databases. Then using a plugin for MS Word, you can insert those citations into your paper in the appropriate format.
See the library guide, Manage Citations with Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote, on how to use these tools. The Library provides workshops and support for Zotero.
ZoteroZotero is a free, open source citation management tool that comes as a Firefox extension or a standalone program for other browsers. It offers plugins for MS Word and Open Office so you can insert citations as you write your paper.
Need help in citing books and articles for your speech? Try these online resources:
- PSU Writing Center: you can schedule an appointment, visit the Writing Center Outpost in the library for drop-in assistance. or review their online resources.
- Purdue OWL: Chicago FormatThe most detailed guide to Chicago style paper formatting and citation on the Web.
- Purdue OWL: APA FormatThe most detailed guide to APA style paper formatting and citation on the Web.
Style Guides in the Library
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. byCall Number: Circulation / Reserves (1st floor) - BF76.7 .P83 2010; Ready Reference (2nd floor) BF76.7 .P83 2010ISBN: 1433805618
- Chicago Manual of Style byCall Number: Circulation / Reserves (1st floor) - Z253 .C57; Ready Reference (2nd floor) Z253 .C57ISBN: 0226104036
- A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations byCall Number: Reference (2nd floor) LB2369 .T8 1996ISBN: 0226823377