The Chicago style, the APA style, and the MLA style are the three basic reference formats utilized at the collegiate level in the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The Department of Political Science encourages students to read their course syllabi carefully for information about the reference style required in each course. Students should utilize the format that the professor prefers.
For general information about all 3 formats, see the following websites:
For more information on APA format:
For more information on Chicago format:
For more information on MLA format:
The Burritt Library at CCSU also provides an online reference formatting service, the Online Reference Manager, Refworks.
For general information on writing college research papers:
- Cornell University's Guide to Creating and Annotated Bibliography
- The Elements of Style- Strunk and White's writing guide
- Grammar Slammer - an easy to use guide covering grammar and mechanics
- Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus