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Getting Started With Research Resources: Citation Help

Information on how to find resources for research, evaluate, and ethically cite them, as well as writing and citation help.

Citation Styles Used at CSS




Citation Libguides from the CSS Library

These LibGuides are to help you use the various style guides including:

  1. Reference Formats - examples and explanations for citing your sources in the various formats for your References list
  2. Formatting Your Paper - how to set up your paper including the margins, font, References list, headers and section breaks
  3. In-text Citations - also known as parenthetical notation - how to cite your references in the text of your paper
Note: These guides are in no way a replacement for the actual manuals, which can be found in the Library on reserve or at a bookstore near you. Please consult the manuals for authoritative information in greater detail. Also feel free to talk with a librarian for more help.

More Citation Help

Writing Help

The Rose Warner Writing and Critical Thinking Center

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The Writing Center helps students become better writers and critical thinkers. Our space is available for studying, writing, printing, or collaborating. We're ready to help all students reach their writing goals for all forms of writing, including reflection essays, argumentative essays, research papers, and literature reviews.

Our writing consultants strive to help you learn to improve various aspects of your writing—from idea development and organization to grammar and mechanics to meeting the expectations and conventions of the various genres and audiences you may find yourself writing for in college and beyond. 

There are various ways to get writing support including dropping in to the Writing Center in Tower 2121, by appointment in person or on Zoom, submitting a paper online for asynchronous feedback, or using


EndNote is software that can organize, store, and input citations into Word documents to help you with your research. The College of St. Scholastica has a site license which offers two options for you to access Endnote and you can either pick one or use both as the situation warrants.

EndNote has its own YouTube channel to learn more advanced features of this incredibly powerful program:

1. EndNote Download
To download EndNote, click on the link to the Google doc below for instructions
2. EndNote Online