Citation tools (i.e. citation managers, reference management software, or bibliographic management tools) are utilized by authors and scholars alike to sort and organize their references. Ball State University has partnered with EndNote to provide students free access to its many features. For more information on EndNote and how to install it, please refer to the EndNote library guide.
Academic disciplines and related organizations have varying styles when it comes to citing sources and formatting research papers: MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and CMS (Chicago Manual of Style), just to name a few.
The following are style guides and writers' manuals that are available for in-person use at Bracken Library. These are very useful for citation assistance and for a more in-depth approach to academic writing and research. If you only need a brief overview of a particular style, take a look at our quick citation guides.