Research & Citation Tools

Getting Started

Citing Basics

APA Resources

MLA Resources

Chicago/Turabian Resources

American Chemistry Society Resources

Citation Maker

Creating an Annotated Bibliography

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Avoiding Plagiarism

Evaluating Websites

Collaboration Tools for Group Projects

Department of Religion Resources

Library Handbook/Research Methods

Subject Guides

Current and Controversial Topics

 

Getting Started

 

Choosing a Topic and Getting Search Results

  • University of Mississippi Libraries.  This page is a collection of tools to help you get started with your research.

 

 

Citing Basics

 

 

 

  APA Resources

 
Moye Library Resources:
 
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., is available at the Reference Desk and at the Circulation Desk in Moye Library.  Additional copies are located on the shelves and are available for check-out.
 
Tutorials
 
  • Basics of APA Style: This site, a part of the official APA website, contains an in-depth tutorial covering many of the details you will need to know.
 
 Websites
 
 These websites will be invaluable to you when working with APA. Consult them often.
 
  • Frequently Asked Questions about APA: This is also part of the official APA website. The questions cover a wide range of topics that will be of interest to anyone formatting their paper in APA style.
 

MLA Resources

Moye Library Resources:

 
The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Edition is available at the Reference Desk and at the Circulation Desk.  Additional copies are located on the shelves and are available for check-out.
 
 
Tutorials
 
  • MLA Tutorial by University Libraries, The University of Southern Mississippi
Websites
 
Each of the websites below reflects the changes in the MLA Handbook, 7th Edition, which came out in April, 2009. These websites offer invaluable information regarding all aspects of citing resources from formatting the title page of the paper to parenthetical citations; however, no website can replace using the MLA Handbook.                                                                    
 
 
 

 Chicago/Turabian Resources

 

The Turabian citation style, based on the manual written by Kate Turabian, is a condensed version of Chicago citation style from The Chicago Manual of Style.  Turabian is designed for student papers whereas the Chicago style includes additional information for authors who are in the process of publishing.

Moye Library Resources:

The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition, and A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate Turabian are available at the Reference Desk and at the Circulation Desk.  Additional copies are located on the shelves and are available for check-out.

The websites below reflect a citation style which is a combination of Turabian and Chicago, and reflect the citation format you will find in NC LIVE.

Websites

 

American Chemistry Society Resources

 

Chemistry students at Mount Olive are instructed to use the citation format of the American Chemistry Society.

Moye Library Resources:

The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, 3rd edition, is available at Moye Library at the reference desk.

Websites:

The two websites below reflect the citation formats from the ACS style guide, 3rd edition.

 Citation Makers

 
The following three websites contain citation makers, tools for helping you to create a citation. Once again, no citation maker can ensure that your citations are correct. You must supply the correct capital letters; check the results against the appropriate citation manual.
  • eTurabian: Citation maker for both Turabian and MLA style formats

 

Creating an Annotated Bibliography

 

If you are assigned an annotated bibliography, your instructor will be reviewing not only your collection of resources, but also your knowledge and analysis of those resources.  Use the websites below to learn about the different types of annotations and to see examples of annotated bibliography entries.

  • Annotated Bibliography Tutorial (Created by Cornell University)

    This tutorial discusses the difference between an abstract and an annotation and also includes suggestions for what topics to include in the annotation.

  • Annotated Bibliographies (Created by the Kansas University Writing Center)

    Although concise, this guide is helpful in showing the differences between descriptive and evaluative annotations.

  • Annotated Bibliographies (Created by The Writing Center, The University of Wisconsin-Madison)

    When deciding on which type of annotation you are going to write, choose the link "What goes into the content of the annotations?"

 

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Avoiding Plagiarism

 

The websites below instruct the user on how and when to use quotations and paraphrasing in order to avoid plagiarism.

 

Evaluating Websites

 

Each of the websites below provide an excellent process for helping students determine if a website is suitable for academic use.

 

Collaboration Tools for Group Projects

 

The following Web 2.0 tools allow group members to share documents, spreadsheets, or presentations with seamless communication and collaboration. Everyone in the group can see the shared item which is stored in the cloud; any edits a group member makes are instantly uploaded for all to see. All changes, or past versions, are saved on the site so group members can see the progression of edits that have been made. These tools make doing a group project possible without the group ever physically getting together.

 

 

 Department of Religion Resources

 

The resources below were created by the University of Mount Olive Department of Religion.

  • Approved Websites for Research in Religion
  • Citing Bible Commentaries in Chicago Style