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Advanced Writing in the Disciplines (AWD) : Style Manuals and Guides

A guide to online and print resources for Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Citation Guides Online

Before you begin, ask your professor which style manual you should use.

Links to popular style manuals are listed below. If you need more comprehensive citation information, please consult the print version located in the Reference Collection on the third floor of Snell Library. See Print Guides box. 

Why Should You Cite?

Using footnotes, bibliographies, and similar strategies serves two main purposes:

  1. It gives credit to the person who created the idea.

  2. It allows your readers to locate the sources you used, therefore they can read or judge them for themselves.