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ELE Library Research Guide: Writing and Citing

A short guide to library resources to assist with research for senior projects.

The writing process

Documenting your research

Scientific Style and Format  from the Council of Science Editors

Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) Includes information for APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.

Writing style
The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr

Zotero, Endnote, Mendeley, Papers and Refworks

Bibliographic Management Software

Bibliographic management tools interface directly with library databases (and many websites) and allow scholars to collect and organize their citations and pdfs. These tools also interface with word processing software to allow users to seamlessly insert properly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper and automatically generate a properly formatted bibliography.

Most Princeton scholars use one or more of these tools, which are supported by the library:

How can I get help or training on one of these citation managers.

  1. Make an appointment with Willow Dressel, Engineering Librarian wdressel@princeton.edu
  2. Attend one of the Library Workshops
  3. Email coach@princeton.edu