What is the Purdue OWL?

Purdue OWLIt’s only right if you cite:  Having trouble creating citations?  Don’t scowl, use the OWL!

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab, https://owl.english.purdue.edu/,  contains information on APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual styles.  Learn how to format your paper, do in-text citations, create reference citations, and more!  WHOOOOOO knew?!?

  • EndNote Basic
    EndNote Basic is a free, limited online version of EndNote is perfect when you're new to research and writing.
  • Mendeley
    Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.  
    (Requires free software download)
  • RefWorks
    RefWorks is a web-based citation manager which allows researchers to collect, organize, cite and collaborate.  Create an account with your Albion College email to begin.  Because it is web-based, you can access it from any computer or device.  
  • Zotero
    Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.  
    (Requires free software download)
Style Guides

There are many style guides available for checkout in the Library.  Click here to view a filtered search for style manuals in LibrarySearch.