WR 327 Technical Report Writing: Citation Styles
Selected Online Citation Guides
Citing Government DocumentsGuides to citing government documents in APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles.
OWL - Purdue's Online Writing LabDetailed guide to APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles. Navigate to "Research and Citation" on the left to access citation style help.
MLA Handbook PlusProvides online access to the MLA Handbook.
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.
Styles by discipline
ACM & IEEE
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) publishes many journals and conference proceedings and has a specific style for formatting references. An excellent guide from Murdoch University on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Style.
Council of Science Editors
A guide from Penn State University Libraries providing an overview of the Council of Science Editors citation system. Many science disciplines use this style.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME reference style is outlined here.