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Research Planning Guide

Use this guide to learn about the research process and plan your research project.

Citation Helps

Citation Machine can be used to make citations. Just choose the style, choose the type of source (book, anthology, article, etc.), then enter the information (author, title, etc.) requested. Submit the form and—presto!—you have a citation you can copy and paste into your document.

The programs listed below will help you collect, organize, and manage citations in any style you choose. Some programs will also help you format your paper in the appropriate style. (Commercial sites offer programs for purchase.)

Zotero - free!

Mendeley - free!

EazyPaper - commercial

EndNote - commercial

RefWorks - commercial

Citation Info

The DBU Writing Center exists to help students write better papers. Their web site explains the services they provide, and includes great handouts (available online as PDFs) that will help you learn the ins and outs of APA, MLA, and Turabian styles.

Other sites that offer great information about citation styles:

Northern Michigan University - look under "User Guides"

Nova Southeastern University (Florida) - choose your style from the list

Purdue University OWL - (Online Writing Lab)

University of Wisconsin-Madison - choose your style from the list

Official Sites with links to the parent organizations, including purchase information for the official style handbooks:

Official APA site

Official MLA site

Official Turabian site