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American Literature

A guide to resources for the study of American literature.

Citation Manuals


General Citation and Style Guide Sites

Bedford St. Martin's Online Citation Styles

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Strunk's Elements of Style

Modern Language Association Style Guide (MLA)

Modern Language Association, FAQs

University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center

MLA Handbook, FSU Libraries print copy, LB2369.G523 2009


Chicago Manual of Style Guide

Chicago Manual Style

Ohio State University CMS Guide

Chicago Manual of Style, FSU Libraries print copy, Z253.C57


RefWorks is a citaion program that allows you to easily create a bibliography. It is also a useful tool for saving the sources you may wish to consult later in your research. RefWorks links to the FSU catalog and to many of FSU databases.

RefWorks features include:

  • Import data directly from online databases
  • Organize references by category or project
  • Create correctly-formatted bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, CMS, etc.)
  • Save bibliographies in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)
  • Cite references inside Word documents and generate a correctly formatted bibliography as you write
  • Export collections of references that can be read and processed by other bibliographic software (such as EndNote)

To begin using RefWorks, you must set up an account. If you have an account, log-in to begin. FSU's Group Code is RWFlorStateU

For more information, check out the FSU Citation Management page.

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