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Philosophy Research Guide

Doing philosophical research at the Catholic University of America

Writing Philosophy Papers

Citation Guides

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. Chicago: Chicago University Press. To examine the entire book, see the catalog record for other locations.and editions (Z253 .C53 ed.13-)

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 8th edition. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2007. Copies available at the Reference Desk and in Mullen stacks (LB2369 .T8).

MLA Handbook, 8th edition. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2016. Copies available in the 1st floor Reference Room and the Religious Studies and Philosophy Library (LB2369 .G53).

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd edition. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2008.  A copy is available in the Reference Room on the 1st floor of Mullen Library. (PN147 .G444 2008).

Bibliographical Citation software

EndNote is powerful reference management software that collects, stores and organizes references for books, journal articles, and images that you've collected. EndNote helps you import references from databases, library catalogs, and websites into a document as you write it and then format your paper according to thousands of styles, including Turabian, MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style.

Web-based system hosted at Catholic University Libraries to manage your source citations and to create bibliographies and citations in text. More information.

An extension to the Firefox browser to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.


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