Fan Favorites

Here are a few favorite websites, books, apps, and widgets. However, use at your own risk, read the terms of service, caveat emptor, etc.

Citation, Style & Formatting

Purdue Owl: Purdue Owl contains lots of very useful information on writing, research, citing, and avoiding plagiarism. It also contains sections on how to cite sources using various style manuals.

BibMe: BibMe is a citation generator. Search by title, author, ISBN, ISSN, or enter information manually to have BibMe format your works cited/reference list automagically! It’s free, and you can create an account to save and revisit multiple bibliographies online.

Citation Machine: This is a good resource for generating citations, whether you are using APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, etc. Some features may require you to create a free account.

CMOS Shop Talk: This is an excellent resource for finding information about Turabian formatting. Don’t be confused by the references to the Chicago Manual of Style. Turabian (by Kate Turabian) is the student version of the Chicago Manual of Style, which was written for scholars and publishers.

A Writer’s Reference, by Diana Hacker (available in the library): This book has every citation style by example. In-text/bibliographic citation and formatting are easy with Hacker’s book. Library call number: PE1408.H2778 2015.

Zotero: Zotero is your personal, web research assistant. Save and organize your citations, have Zotero pull webpage information for you, and store it as a bibliographic citation. Track your sources, keep notes, and annotate; Zotero helps you do it all.


Collaboration & Productivity

Evernote: Outline ideas, take notes, and access them anywhere from the web to your mobile device.

GoTo Meeting (free): Free meetings for up to three people. Includes PowerPoint and screen sharing.

Zoom: Zoom is a full video conferencing suite aimed at Enterprise-level users, with an attractive free option. Users with a free account can host video conferences for up to 100 participants, but conferences of 3 members or more are limited to 40 minutes.

Webex Meetings: There is a free version, but it does limit free meetings to a maximum of 50 minutes in length and won’t let people call in to join on a phone.

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