Citation Style and Grammar
Mount Union Quick Style Guides
The following guides are intended to help quickly answer most questions about MLA, APA, AP, Chicago and Turabian styles.
Do you learn more easily by watching short videos rather than by reading? If so, you might find the videos on Atomic Learning on MLA, APA, and Chicago style to be very useful. The MLA and APA guides walk you through setting up your paper in Microsoft Word!
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The Purdue OWL
Need more detailed information on citation, but not ready to consult the official manual? Make a visit to the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). The Purdue OWL is a world-renowned site that covers MLA, APA, and Chicago in greater detail than our Quickguides. They also offer great resources on a variety of writing topics, including grammar, English Language Learner writing, common college genres, and graduate school and workplace writing.
Official Online Style Guides
ACS Style Guide, 3rd Edition
This is an electronic version of the American Chemical Society’s official style guide. It is available online for Mount Union students and faculty through the University of Mount Union Library. If you are off campus, you will need to log in with your Mount Union credentials to use the guide.
The AMA Manual of Style
Access to the current AMA Style Manual is available online for current Mount students, faculty and staff.
- The APA Guide to Electronic Sources
This is an official guide from APA that explains in detail how to cite electronic sources in APA. It is more detailed than both the UMU QuickGuides and the Purdue OWL.
- Chicago Manual of Style Online
This is the Chicago Manual in an online format. It is much more detailed than both QuickGuides and the Purdue OWL. It is available online for Mount Union students and faculty. If you are off campus, you will need to log in with your Mount Union credentials to use the guide.
- Scientific Style and Format Online, 8th Edition
Get quick, online access to CSE online. This guide covers common questions asked by students as well as advanced publishing concerns.
Online Grammar and Punctuation Resources:
- Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips
Quick answers to many common grammar questions.
- The Oatmeal Grammar Comics
Working on grammar? Need a laugh? Look no further.
- The Elements of Style
The classic primer on style first written in 1918 by William Strunk, Jr. Provided online by New Barkley Library Online Books.
- Keys for Writers Online Study Center
This website can help expand your skills with examples, templates, and tutorials.