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Citation and Style Guide Help: General Style Information

Help for APA, MLA, AMA, ICMJE, and Chicago styles

About this Guide

This Guide is intended to provide assistance with APA, MLA, AMA, ICMJE, and Chicago styles.  The Guide provides links to the basic information you need to know when using these formats for your bibliography. 

Note that the information listed here should not be used as a substitute for consulting with the official style guide manuals.  UIC Library will have copies of the style guides and writing manuals in their reference or reserve collections.

This guide was originally created by Jennifer Kooy.

Questions?

Questions or comments?  Please contact the guide editors.

Citation Management Tools

For help with using citation manager software such as RefWorks and EndNote, please see the RefWorks, EndNote, and Reference Manager guide.

DOI Help

For many citation styles, DOIs (digital object identifiers) are used.  The following resources will help in working with DOIs.

Writing & Style Guide Web Sites

UIC Writing Center

Writing is one of the most important skills that students take away from college. To help students learn about writing, UIC offers a special free resource, a peer writing center, where students work with other students to improve as writers.

 

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