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References, Citations, and Style Guides

A guide outlining the resources available to help students, faculty, and staff manage citations, references, formatting, and more.

At some point, one of your instructors will likely require you to write a paper following a style guide. You'll also be required to find, use, and properly cite sources backing up your arguments. In this guide, we'll cover these topics:

  • Reference management: How do you track, organize, and document the articles, books, and other references you use in your research?
  • Style guides: How do you follow specific formats to ensure your writing is well-documented and clear/easy to read?
  • Writing support: What resources are available to help you in your writing?
  • Thesis and capstone reports: What process should you follow to write, revise, and publish your final project here at MSOE?

If you have suggestions for how to make this page better, please contact Elizabeth Jerow, Instruction and Outreach Librarian (jerow@msoe.edu).