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Your one-stop for reference sources such as encyclopedias, abbreviations, biographies, Calgary Information, citation & style guides, and more.

General Resources


APA Style Guide to Electronic References (U of C Only):  this is the official manual for APA style guide to electronic resources.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association  6th print   Locations vary. PE1479 .P8A5 2010 Taylor Family Digital Library Reference 1st floor

Chicago Manual of Style (U of C Only):  online.

The OWL at Purdue: The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional materials. A great resource for all around writing help, from grammar to citation (APA, MLA, Chicago).

Wrilting Support- (U of Calgary ) - Writing support at the Student Success Centre offers a range of instructional services intended to help students improve their writing skills and become literate members of their disciplines, their professions, and their communities. Under Online resources, link to handouts on using the following citation styles: APA, Chicago/Turabian, IEEE, MLA, & CBE.

Hacker, Diana. A Canadian wrilter's reference.  6th ed. in print only. Standard text for writing. Includes all styles.  PE1408 .H33 2016  TFDL 1st floor Reference. old eds on TFDL 5th floor

Hacker, Diana. Research and documentation in the digital age. in print only.  New, up-to-date documentation models guide students as they cite common sources and newer sources — such as blogs, podcasts, online videos, and reposted Web content — in one of four documentation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE).ZA4375 .H327 2015  Taylor Family Digital Library 1st floor Reference


Citing & Writing Resources

For  information on Citation tools see Research Guide Citation tools

It gives an overview on EndNote, EndNote online, Zotero and Mendeley.

Other Writing Resources