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Zotero is a reference manager designed to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books and articles. It also is a powerful tool for collecting, organizing, and sharing research information and sources.
This free, open source tool works with Macs and PCs (a beta version for Chromebooks has recently been released). Download both desktop and browser extension for it to work with Google Docs and MS Word. References also can be copied and pasted.
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Style Manual, fourth edition, is for guidance in writing, editing, and preparing physics manuscripts for publication. It is available online in PDF format, and the print edition is located in the citation manual collection by the reference desk.
All of the books listed here can be found in the Citation Collection, located adjacent to the reference desk.
Cite Right by Charles Lipson
Publication Date: 2006-10-15
Reference PN171.F56 L55 2006
On compiling an annotated bibliography
Reference Z1001 .H33 2001
A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers by Kate L. Turabian
Reference LB2369 .T8 2007
Writing research papers: a guide to the process by Stephen Weidenborner
Reference LB1047.3 .W44 1994
The Writing Center offers individual appointments with a writing consultant. Writing Center Consultants will give honest feedback about where the writing confuses them, or loses them, particularly interests them, leaves them needing additional explanation or support, and the like. They can help writers to organize their arguments more effectively by asking them, for example, what the organizing principle at work in the current draft is.