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Get started on your research for African American studies through the Reconstruction Era

Formatting Your Paper

Click on the links below for information about writing research papers including the research process and how to format your papers.

  • Steps to Writing a Research Paper Edit/Delete Quick Stats
    Learn about the research process and appropriate resources for the different types of papers.
  • OWL at Purdue Edit/Delete Quick Stats
    View a sample paper and see samples of various sources formatted in different citation styles.
  • OWL at Purdue (MLA)
    View a sample paper and see samples of sources formatted in the MLA citation style as well as a sample MLA-formatted paper. 

Organizing and Citing Your Sources

Citation Tools

  • BibMe Edit/Delete Quick Stats
    This is a fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills: MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian
  • Citation Builder Edit/Delete Quick Stats
    This is a web-based tool designed to quickly and easily generate citations for sources consulted during the research process.
  • Easy Bib Edit/Delete Quick Stats
    This is useful, free tool for citing web sites in MLA citation style.
  • KnightCite Edit/Delete Quick Stats
    MLA, APA, Chicago
  • Citation Machine Edit/Delete Quick Stats
    APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago
  • Citation Managers Edit/Delete Quick Stats
    • Mendeley Edit/Delete Quick Stats
      This reference manager and academic social network can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
    • Zotero Edit/Delete Quick Stats
      This is easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero is available as an add-on for Firefox only.

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