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International Affairs: Citing and 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 consulting is also available (all appointments in EST).

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 these webpages on academic integrity and citations and bibliographies.

Your instructor will generally specify the preferred citation style for your class.  Commonly used citation styles include: APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, ASA (American Sociological Association), and MLA (Modern Languages Association).

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)
  • ASA (Purdue OWL)

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

Also try:

  • Chicago Manual of Style - 15th and 16th editions available.
  • ASA (American Sociological Association, Quick Guide)
  • For tricky questions about APA style, particularly newer media like YouTube or Twitter, check out the APA Style Blog.

 

 

 

Need more help?

Please e-mail Roxanne Palmatier, library contact for International Affairs and Global Studies .