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How to Write a Research Paper: Writing Style Guides and Citing Sources

General steps to create a research paper.

Writing Style Guides and Citing Sources

The following APA/MLA sites are from the excellent OWL pages at Purdue.

APA

MLA

American Anthropological Association (AAA) Style

  • AAA Citation Style - AAA uses The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition, 2003) and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition, 2006). This guide is an outline of style rules basic to AAA style.

Scientific Style

Chicago Style

Additional APA/MLA Resources

Academic Writing Resources

Automated Citation Generators

  • Automated Citation Creator - This site provides a way to plug in information about sources to get a citation in APA or MLA format. Please Use Caution: the results may not match the official format required by your instructor. Check with him or her first before using this site.
  • KnightCite - Use the various forms in KnightCite to cite a book, journal/magazine or a TV/radio program.

Annotated Bibliographies

Here is assistance in creating an annotated bibliography.