Worldcat Bibliography Reference Software

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# Cite right : a quick guide to citation styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more
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library:placeOfPublication ;
library:placeOfPublication ; # London
library:placeOfPublication ; # Chicago
schema:about ; # Bibliographical citations
schema:about ; # Bibliography--Methodology
schema:about ;
schema:about ; # REFERENCE / Writing Skills
schema:bookEdition "2nd ed." ;
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schema:creator ; # Charles Lipson
schema:datePublished "2011" ;
schema:description "Thousands of students have turned to veteran teacher Charles Lipson for no-nonsense advice on how to cite sources properly--and avoid plagiarism--when writing their research papers. This new edition of "Cite Right," the popular overview of all major systems of citation, has been updated to reflect the most current versions of Chicago, MLA, APA, and other styles, and to discuss citation methods in the rapidly changing context of the Internet, digital publishing, and e-books. Lipson first explains why it is so important to use citations--and to present them accurately--in research writing. He then outlines the main citation styles students and researchers are likely to encounter in their academic work: Chicago; MLA; APA; AAA (anthropology and ethnography); CSE (biological sciences); AMA (medical sciences); ACS (chemistry); physics, astrophysics, and astronomy;""and mathematics, computer science, and engineering. New sections have been added on IEEE and ASCE styles, often used in engineering. Each style is presented simply and clearly with examples drawn from a wide range of source types crossing all disciplines, from the arts and humanities to the sciences and medicine."@en ;
schema:description "Citations: an Overview. Why cite? -- Basics of citation -- Citations in Every Format: a Quick Guide. Chicago (or Turabian) citations -- MLA citations for the humanities -- APA citations for the social sciences, education, and business -- AAA citations for anthropology and ethnography -- CSE citations for the biological sciences -- AMA citations for the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, and dentistry -- ACS citations for chemistry -- Physics, astrophysics, and astronomy citations -- Mathematics, computer science, and engineering citations -- FAQs about all reference styles."@en ;
schema:exampleOfWork ;
schema:genre "Reference sources"@en ;
schema:genre "Reference works"@en ;
schema:inLanguage "en" ;
schema:isPartOf ; # Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
schema:name "Cite right : a quick guide to citation styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more"@en ;
schema:productID "642001837" ;
schema:publication ;
schema:publisher ; # University of Chicago Press
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# Chicago
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# London
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# University of Chicago Press
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schema:name "University of Chicago Press" ;

# Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
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schema:hasPart ; # Cite right : a quick guide to citation styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more
schema:name "Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing." ;
schema:name "Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing" ;

# Bibliography--Methodology
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schema:name "Bibliography--Methodology"@en ;

# REFERENCE / Writing Skills
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# Bibliographical citations
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schema:name "Bibliographical citations"@en ;

# Charles Lipson
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schema:givenName "Charles" ;
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schema:about ; # Cite right : a quick guide to citation styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more
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schema:location ; # Chicago
schema:organizer ; # University of Chicago Press
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Software for Creating Footnotes and Bibliographies

Frustrated by the tedium of creating properly formatted footnotes and bibliographies? Struggling to keep track of hundreds or even thousands of sources in your bibliography? The software listed below can help you. These programs are not a substitute for learning proper style. All of these programs make mistakes. You will still have to check all footnotes and bibliographies generated by the programs.

For Free

Did you know that databases hosted by EBSCO (including ATLA) and OCLC FirstSearch (including WorldCat) will format bibliography entries for you? Just search the desired database and pick the articles and books you want. Then choose to e-mail, save, or print. You will have an option to use Chicago/Turabian citation format for the output. The result is often approximately correct for basic books and articles. You will still have to manually create footnotes. You will still have to manually trace which works need to be included in the bibliography. But this gives you a start.

Microsoft Word 2007 (and more recent versions) includes Citation Manager and Reference Builder to "give you the ability to add references, footnotes, endnotes, tables of contents, tables of figures or tables of authorities. Format your reference automatically by selecting a predefined style guide, including APA, MLA, The Chicago Manual of Style, and others." Few students realize Word 2007 provides these features. Functionality is limited but does meet the needs of some students. Try it. What does it not do? There is no support for importing/downloading citations from commercial databases like EBSCO or FirstSearch. Only the simplest bibliographic references are supported. It does not natively support Turabian form (but you can modify Chicago reference styles to create Turabian styles if you have coding skills).

Zotero is a free standalone program which works with several browsers, including Chrome, FireFox and Safari. Zotero imports/downloads/saves bibliographic references, documents, files, images, and snapshots of web pages. It generates footnotes and in-text citations. It generates formatted bibliographies according to Chicago, APA, or MLA style. Zotero will import from or export to Endnote or Refworks. For details, see our notes on Zotero. Zotero meets the needs of most students. If it does not meet your needs, try EndNote (see below).

For Fee

EndNote is a mature and very full featured product which does much more than just format footnotes and bibliographies. You must invest time to master this program, but it is well worth while if, for example, you are a PhD student and you expect to publish papers for decades to come. RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management service which can be used independently or as a complement to EndNote.

StyleEase will help you with overall formatting of your papers. It also inserts footnotes, endnotes, or parenthetical references. It is a very economical product but very limited. For example, it does not import records from databases or change footnotes from a full to a brief reference, or vice versa, if you move text in a document.


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