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  • Chicago Manual of Style
    Full-text of the 16th (and 15th edition). Click on Search button upper right of screen for links to Table of Contents and full-text of each chapter in the 16th edition. Note that you can also access the previous edition by clicking on the "Go to 15th Ed" link under the Go To box on the first search results page.
  • Cite References in Your Paper
    From the UW-Madison. Provides examples of each of the following styles: APSA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, CBE, MLA, and Numbered References. See also the main page of the Writing Center at UW-Madison.
  • Cite Source
    Learn how to document information in your field of research. Many good citation examples in four main citation styles. Read about copyright, intellectual property, and how the Web shapes information use. Cite Source is an interactive reference source designed by the librarians at Trinity College Library.
  • Citing Government Documents
    From Columbia University. Good listing of print and web sources. See also useful guides from University of Nevada and University of Memphis
  • Citing Images
    From UVA's Fine Arts librarians.
  • Grammar Handbook
    From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this site "explains and illustrates the basic grammatical rules concerning parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentences and sentence elements, and common problems of usage. See also IPL's great collection on foreign grammar rsources.
  • Guide to Writing in Religious Studies
    From Harvard University. Information and advice for writing would be useful for many academic areas, not only religious studies.
  • Idiom Connection
    Those for whom English is not their first language may find this a useful resource. See also English Daily.
  • Map Citation Guide
    From McMaster University. See also the useful guide from Ohio Wesleyan University.
  • ONLINE! Citation Styles
    MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, and CBE style formats for all types of electronic resources. See also the APA Electronic Citation Manual.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    Grammar, Style Guides, ESL and Job Search & Professional Writing are among the topics covered by 200 free resources offered at this top-rated site.
  • Research and Documentation Online
    An online version of Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age. Extensive discussion of MLA, PA, Chicago and CBE formats, with examples. Guidelines and sample papers are included.
  • Son of Citation Machine
    Click the citation format you need and then the type of resource you wish to cite. Complete the Web form that appears with information from your source. Click Make Citations to generate standard bibliographic and in-text citations.

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