Olin Citation Research Guide
How to Prepare MLA Citations
MLA Citation Rules for Primary Source Documents
How to Prepare APA Citations
APA Style Guide to Electronic References (pdf)
Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide
Chicago Citation Rules for Primary Source Documents
Style Guidelines for Honors Theses
The following citation management and formatting tools are available to individual users on the Web. The Olin Library does not endorse or support any particular one of these, but we will assist you in configuring your chosen citation tool to work with our resources.
Citation management tools allow you to download citations from databases and websites, and to store, organize, and format those citations. These are good choices for large research projects with many sources, for ongoing research into an area of interest, and for any research where you want to save sources that you might wish to refer to at some point in the future. Citation management tools include:
Zotero: A plug-in for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari; also available as a stand-alone Windows application. Free, with additional storage available for purchase.
Mendeley: A desktop and web program that stores document PDFs. Free, with additional storage and premium features available for purchase. Mendeley is particularly strong working with articles in the sciences.
EndNote: EndNote is the most elaborate and well-established citation management tool, with many advanced features and a steeper learning curve. It is available from the MyTools menu in Web of Science. You will need to create your own free account.
Other citation formatting tools merely help you word your citations in the appropriate format (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.). These tools are useful when you won’t need to return to your list of sources after completing an immediate project.
Son of Citation Machine: Free web tool for MLA and APA style citations.
EasyBib: Free MLA citation formatting, with APA and Chicago/Turabian formatting for a paid subscription.
NoodleBib: Part of Noodletools, a suite of tools for note-taking, outlining, and other writing tasks. Noodle tools requires a paid subscription, but has limited functionality with a free “MLAlite” account.
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Need help studying? Have difficulty taking decent notes? Get stressed out before exams? Explore some of the following resources to help you improve your studying habits.
Cornell Notetaking Method: A unique notetaking method that provides a way to color-code and organize class and textbook notes.
Making the Most of Lectures: Make the most of lecture-based teaching by taking efficient notes.
Note-Taking Skills: A quick guide to evaluate how you can take better notes.
Reading College Texts
How to Read College Texts: An in-depth analysis of the difference between high school and college textbooks.
How to Study.org: Helpful web sites at all stages of your learning process and by academic department. A treasure trove.
Overall Study Skills Guide: Basic study skills in many languages.
Cook Counseling Center: This Virginia Tech site contains a wealth of study skill pages.
Student Academic Services at Cal Poly: This alphabetized library contains a variety of resources.
Cornell University Learning Strategies Center: These videos will give you a brief overview of best study practices.
Ten Traps of Studying: Stuck during your study session? Feeling overwhelmed? Check out these tips for getting out of the top 10 studying traps!
Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation: Click here for a number of documents, videos, and links.
Emory Study Skills Resources: Take a look at this list of vairous help sheets, including tips for First Year Students.
BrainTrack: Transitioning to College Writing: Great resource for making the transition from high school to college writing.
Hamilton College Writing Center: Helpful, discipline-specific guidelines for writing.
A Short Guide to Writing in College (U. of Chicago): Having trouble formulating your thoughts into a paper? Use this helpful checklist to flesh out your writing.
Harvard Writing Center: Harvard offers a variety of guides and strategies for writing; click here to access these.
Swarthmore Student Resources: Click here for nearly 30 different writing resource guides!
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Purdue's Writing Lab has hundreds of resources to help you on your writing journey!
UR Writing Center: The University of Richmond's Writer's Web offers hints and tips for each step of the writing process.
UNC Writing Center: The University of North Carolina's Writing Center has one of the most comprehensive collections of writing support materials on the web.
Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric: Check here for Dartmouth's resources for their students.
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