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Massachusetts State, Local, and Regional Information: Citation Guides/Writing

Citation Management Software

The Library supports EndNote, EndNoteOnline, RefWorks, and Zotero citation management software.

NU offers free downloads of EndNote citation management software through myNEU.  RefWorks EndNoteOnline, and Zotero are web-based resources.

Writing Assistance

For help with writing projects, consider a visit to Northeastern's Writing Center.  Same-day walk in service is available in 136 Snell Library; assistance by appointment is offered in the 412 Holmes center.  Online assistance is also available.

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is an extraordinary resource for all aspects of paper writing, including citation and bibliography.  The Site Map is a good place to begin.

These links used by kind permission of the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Citing your Sources

Check our pages on avoiding plagiarism and citations and bibliography.

Your instructor will generally specify the preferred citation style for your class.  Commonly used citation guides include:

  • APA  (American Psychological Association) Social Sciences and Business
  • Chicago Manual of Style  Please note that this resource references the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual.  The 16th edition has been published and updates will be forthcoming.  History and Arts
  • MLA (Modern Languages Association). Humanities

 

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is an extraordinary resource for all aspects of paper writing, including citation and bibliography.  The Site Map is a good place to begin.

  • APA (Purdue OWL)
  • MLA (Purdue OWL)

These links used by kind permission of the Purdue Online Writing Lab.