Style manuals and guides provide information on standard practices for manuscript preparation, source citation and bibliography preparation. Many academic disciplines use MLA as a standard style, but be aware that some courses might require a different style, such as APA, Chicago or Turabian. Chicago Style is used is literature, history, social sciences,and the arts.
In most cases, your professor will indicate which style to use for class assignments. If you have specific questions about formatting or writing style, stop by the Writing Center, located in the library.
One copy is available in reference and another is available for check out.
Helpful tips on using MLA style, from the Modern Language Association.
An extensive online writing lab, produced and maintained by Purdue University. This resource supports all phases of the writing process, from development of a concept through preparation for publication.
Electronic version of the print book, Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age, Fifth Edition, by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister.
Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Frumkin, Howard. "Climate Change: The Public Health Response." American Journal of Public Health 98, no. 3 (March 2008): 435-45.
OWL. Accessed March 3, 2014. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/551/1/.
Did you know that you can create bibliographic citations using Microsoft Word?
Microsoft Word 2010 offers a bibliography tool built in! Go to the References tab at the top of your screen to enter your citations in a variety of formats, including Chicago, APA, and MLA.
More information and instructions from Microsoft
Online tools that will help you generate citations and entries for your bibliography in the appropriate style.
Please note: often there are subtle differences in standard bibliographical entries - always refer to the published style manual if you are uncertain or don't find the appropriate entry online.