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Introduction
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This guide lists links to information about the major style guides currently in use at Wichita State University.  Use the table below to find information about how to cite references in your papers, about  common grammar questions, and to software that helps manage your references when writing your paper.
Style Manuals
Citation Management Services & Software Grammar
APA American   Psychological Association

MLA Modern Languages Association

Chicago/Turabian

CSE Council of Science Editors
Knight Citation Service(formats individual citations in MLA,APA,and Chicago)
Son of Citation Machine (formats individual citations in MLA,APA, and Chicago
UNC Libraries Citation Builder(formats individual citations in APA, Chicago, CSE,and MLA)

ENDNOTE (for downloading help call 978-4357)
Zotero (free for Firefox users)
Use "Manage Sources" in Word

 
 Purdue -OWL Grammar (numerous tip sheets)

UW-M Grammar (Part of Writer's Handbook)

Indiana State Univ. Writing Handouts

APA Style Manual
APA style manual cover imageAPA is an acronym for the American Psychological Association.  The Publication Manual  of the American Psychological Association is often used for research work in the social sciences.



Basic overview
Tutorial from the APA website - This tutorial gives an overview of using APA style.  Brief sections discuss setting up the format, citing sources within the text, and creating end references.  Several examples are given.  A search feature on the right allows the user to focus on areas of interest.

Examples
Cite Source -APA (a product of Trinity College - Hartford, Connecticut) - This website offers a wealth of examples for the most commonly used types of references.

General Guides and Websites
The Writer's Handbook from the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin/Madison - this site provides a basic overview with examples of how to use APA style when writing a research paper. 

OWL from Purdue University .  From the Online Writing Lab at Purdue, this website also provides information about using  APA to format and to write a research paper.  A wealth of examples using different types of scholarly materials are provided

MLA Style Manual

MLA Style Manual Cover ImageMLA stands for Modern Languages Association
The MLA Style Manual is often used for formatting and citing references when writing papers in the liberal arts and humanities.


Examples
Cite Source -MLA (a product of Trinity College - Hartford, Connecticut) - This website offers a wealth of examples for the most commonly used types of references.

General Guides and Websites
The Writer's Handbook from the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin/Madison - this site provides a basic overview with examples of how to use MLA style when writing a research paper. 

OWL from Purdue University .  From the Online Writing Lab at Purdue, this website also provides information about using MLA to format and to write a research paper.  A wealth of examples using different types of scholarly materials are provided
Chicago Manual of Style/Turabian
Chicago Manual of Style cover imageThe Chicago Manual of Style also is used for formatting scholarly works.  Chicago   uses two basic documentation systems: the humanities style (notes and bibliography) and the author-date system.  Choosing between the two  will depend on the requirements of your professor or publisher.  


Basic Overview
University of Chicago Press Website -This link  provides a quick start guide to using Chicago style

Examples
Cite Source -Chicago (a product of Trinity College - Hartford, Connecticut) - This website offers a wealth of examples for the most commonly used types of references.

General Guides and Websites
The Writer's Handbook from the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin/Madison - this site provides a basic overview with examples of how to use the Chicago style when writing a research paper. 

OWL from Purdue University .  From the Online Writing Lab at Purdue, this website also provides information about using Chicago Manual of Style to format and to write a research paper.  A wealth of examples using different types of scholarly materials are provided

NOTE: Students using Chicago may also wish to consult:

Manual for WritersKate L. Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. The styles used in Turabian's are essentially the same as those  in The Chicago Manual of Style with slight modifications made for  student writers.  The Turabian Quick Guide provides citation examples of the most common types of resources used in student writing.

CSE (CBE) Style Manual

CSE Style Manual cover image The CSE (CBE)citation style is based on Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th edition (2006) produced by the Council of Science Editors, formally known as the Council of Biology Editors (CBE).  The CSE format is often used by authors writing in the natural sciences including biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, and physics. The CSE style uses two different citation systems: the Name-Year system and the Citation-Sequence (Superscript) system. Make sure to verify if a specific system is required when using this CSE style.


General Overview

University of North Carolina Libraries Citing Information Tutorial-CSE/CBE Module

This module provides a general overview of the CSE/CBE citation system including several examples using both the Name-Year and Citation Sequence Style.    

More Examples

The Ohio State University Libraries CSE (CBE) Citation Guide               

This website contains examples of citations in the Name-Year style.  Examples include formatting for items both in a bibliography and within the text or a paper.