Formatting Citations: Style Manuals
Citing Your Sources A brief online guide to the main citation styles and a brief discussion on what constitutes plagiarism.
MLA handbook for Writers of Research Papers Doe Reference Reference Hall LB2369 .G53 2009
Main Gardner Stacks LB2369 .G53 2009
Many earlier editions throughout UCB libraries.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue Online Writing Lab) Handy online guide produced by Purdue University.
The Chicago Manual of Style UCB Only Searchable, online version of the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition). Also many print editions throughout the UCB libraries.
Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More UCB Only Also many print editions throughout UCB libraries.
Columbia Guide to Online Style UCB Only Also many print editions throughout UCB libraries.
Citation Management Tools
These tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. Each program has its strengths and weaknesses, but all are easier than managing citations manually!
- Zotero - free plug-in that works exclusively with the Firefox browser: keeps copies of what you find on the web, permits tagging, notation, full text searching of your library of resources, works with MS-Word, and has a free web backup service.
- RefWorks - free for UC Berkeley users. It allows you to create your own database by importing references and using them for footnotes and bibliographies. Use the RefWorks New User Form to sign up.
- EndNote - may be purchased from UC Berkeley's Scholar's Workstation.
It's always good to double-check the formatting—sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.