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Information Literacy - or learning to do research: a life time skill: Managing Your Sources

 

Citations are used to give credit for the ideas and words you have used in the creation of your paper, speech or project.  Each discipline has a unique citation style.  Learning to use the citation style of your discipline is one way you are becoming a member of that community of scholars.  At Grace, you will find that we primarily used three different styles,  APA (American Psychological Association), MLA (Modern Language Association), and Turabian (Note/Reference) which is a student version of the Chicago Manual of Style. 

"Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes."

There is a Grace Research Guide available to help you use Zotero.  http://libguides.grace.edu/zotero

MLA Style is the format developed by the Modern Language Association for writing research papers.  This style is used mostly by writers in the humanities, especially languages and literature and is used by many scholarly journals as well.  The MLA Handbook provides guidance for the entire process of writing a research paper, from topic selection to completing the bibliography.  

Click here to go to the guide created by the librarians to help you cite in MLA Format.

American Psychological Association's APA Style 7th Edition is widely used by students and researchers in the social and behavioral sciences.

Click Here to go to the guide created by the librarians to help you cite in APA Format.

Turabian 9th edition is geared toward students and researchers, taking its style essentials from the 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Turabian's notes-bibliography style is widely used in Biblical Studies and other related disciplines.  

Click here to go to the guide created by the librarians to help you cite in Turabian Format.

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