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Theatre & Performance Studies Research Guide

Your guide to Theatre & Performance Studies resources in the UM Libraries!

Resources to Help with Research Citations


Would you like to learn how to organize your research AND use a citation manager (e.g. Mendeley)? Check out this video.

Did you check out that video above? You should; I recommend it.




Do you need an Introduction to Research? Check out this library webpage all about it.


Why is citing important?

There are several reasons why it is important to cite:

  • It is important to give the proper credit to the person or group who spent the time researching and writing in order to provide that information.
  • This allows your instructor (and maybe one day the reader of your article?!) to find the source later if she wants to read it herself.
  • Citing experts gives credibility to the argument of your paper.
  • Indicates that you did a thorough job researching your topic.

More Citation Tools

Style Guides

PAL keeps a copy of each of these books the Reference Section on the first floor!