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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.

Looking for the Chicago Manual of Style online?  Here it is:




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!