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Computer Science Research Guide

Library resources and collections for computer science research.

Overleaf for LaTex

Princeton University Library provides professional accounts for Overleaf, an easy to use, online, collaborative LaTex editor. Overleaf professional accounts allow syncing with Drop-box and Github, track changes, unlimited collaborators, and more. To get started visit or sign up for a workshop.

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

Citation Managers

Bibliographic Management Software

Bibliographic management tools work directly with library databases and the web, allowing you to collect and organize your citations and pdfs. They also work with word processing software like Word to allow you to insert properly formatted citations into your paper and automatically generate a properly formatted bibliography. Some popular free citation managers supported by Princeton are:

How can I get additional help/training in one of these software packages?

  1. Attend one of the "Bibliographies made easy" sessions.
  2. Email