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Citation and Grammar

Mount Union Quick Citation Style Guides

The following guides are intended to help quickly answer most questions about AP, APA, and MLA styles.

Training Videos for MLA, APA, and Chicago Style

Do you learn more easily by watching short videos rather than by reading? If so, you might find the video guides on Hoonuit on MLA, APA and Chicago styles very useful. The videos walk you through setting up your paper in Microsoft Word and how to handle citing in-text, with footnotes or endnotes, and in the bibliography for each style.

You must be a current Mount Union student to access Hoonuit. Click the link above and enter your Mount Union username and password if prompted.

Scientific and Technical Writing Guide

Mount Union biology and environmental science faculty created this brief guide created to help students at the University of Mount Union understand their expectations for science writing. Consult your instructor for details about particular assignments.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Need more detailed information on citation, but not ready to consult the official manual? Visit the Purdue (OWL). The world-renowned Purdue OWL covers MLA, APA, Chicago, and AMA in great detail. They also offer great resources on a variety of topics including grammar, common college genres, and graduate school and workplace writing.

Official Online Style Guides and Resources

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) Online is available to all Mount Union students. The website provides the entire guide, as well as a quick guide to citation and a “shop talk for students” section that answers common questions students have about formatting papers in Chicago and Turabian.

Turabian Style

CMOS Online provides an online version of the current Turabian: A Manual for Research Writers online, as well as a quick guide to citation and tip sheets that demonstrate how to format sections of you paper.

ACS Style Guide, 3rd Edition

This is an electronic version of the American Chemical Society’s official style guide. It’s available online for Mount Union students and faculty through the 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. 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.

Blue Book of Grammar Quizzes

Looking for some quizzes to beef up your grammar and punctuation knowledge? Check out the Blue Book of Grammar website. Many of the resources on this site are free.