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This is the official website for the Chicago Manual of Style and is worth taking a look at in addition to the OWL site because it more thoroughly explains the terminology and idiosyncratic elements of Chicago style
Mendeley is a helpful and intuitive citation management software that allows you to keep track of your research easily and all in one place. Mendeley allows you to read and annotate PDF files, take notes, share and collaborate, and export references easily.
Like Mendeley, Zotero is a powerful citation management tool that allows you to easily organize your citations and keep track of all your research. While Zotero is a little easier to use in many respects, it does not allow you to annotate PDFs the way that Mendeley does.
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The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker
Call Number: PE1421 .P56 2014
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Avoid the awkwardness of academese (overwrought academic language that completely hides the meaning through complex and needlessly difficult sentences) with Pinker's entertaining and informative style manual.
How to Write a Thesis by Umberto Eco; Caterina Mongiat Farina; Geoff Farina; Francesco Erspamer
Call Number: LB2369 .E2813 2015 (Towson and UMBC have)
Publication Date: 2015-02-27
Not just for graduate students. Eco's helpful manual gives students insight into the process of researching, writing, revising, editing, and submitting large scale research projects. Some elements are outdated, but the ideas can be translated to today's research tools and methods