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Publication Manual of the APA and Chicago Manual of Style

The Department recommends APA or Chicago style for citations and bibliographies.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations (known as "Turabian" after its first author) introduces Chicago. 9th ed. 2018. Print.

The Chicago Manual of Style. 17th ed. 2017. Print. There also is this quick guide on the Chicago website.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Also known as the APA style manual. 7th ed. 2019. Print.

APA style and grammar guidelines.  The American Psychological Association's online guide to what you need to know.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab. The best open-access site for learning how to cite in APA, Chicago, and other styles.

Guides to Legal Citation and Research

The standard resource for legal citation is:

Canadian guide to uniform legal citation. 8th ed. 2014. Also known as The McGill Guide.

We also recommend:

Canadian legal research and writing guide. Open access ebook.

Managing citations with Zotero

Zotero is a free, web-based citation manager that allows you to: 

  • Directly import references from article databases, the library catalogue, e-book collections, etc.
  • Manage and organize your references.
  • Create a bibliography.
  • Share your references with others
  • Add in-text citation and a bibliography directly into your assignment 

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Getting started with Zotero: