Fabulous website for help with CSE citation style

Chances are, you’ve heard of the APA, MLA, and perhaps even Chicago/Turabian styles. These are guidelines for how to properly cite your sources and format your research paper. In general, if your major is in the social sciences (education, sociology, psychology) you follow APA style; if your major is in the liberal arts or humanities (languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy, religion) you use MLA style; and if you’re a history major, you use Chicago/Turabian style.

But there’s another style called CSE that your instructor may ask you to use, especially if you’re a science major. CSE stands for “Council of Science Editors.” The Marygrove Library has the official manual for CSE style in the reference room. It’s called “Scientific Style and Format: The CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers,” and has call number 808.066 Sci27 2006. We’ve also just added a new link to our website to make it easier for you to use CSE (thanks, Dr. Tsui, for the suggestion!). Check it out here: http://research.marygrove.edu/research-help-a-guides/apa-mla-turabian-a-cse.

Marygrove Library resources go viral!

Well, almost viral…

On June 22, a librarian from Kaplan University Hagerstown sent the Marygrove librarians this question via our Email-A-Librarian service. He wrote:

I would like permission to link to your APA website on our library research page. This page is a great help to our students. Thank you.

Specifically, he wanted to link to the document created by librarian Jennifer Meacham, titled “Microsoft Word 2007: Formatting Your Research Paper using APA Style.” What’s unique about this document, as opposed to most other APA guides, is that it includes detailed instructions for students using Microsoft Word. Here’s a screenshot:

 Of course we were happy to give him permission. But guess what? It turns out Kaplan isn’t the only university to recognize the value of Jennifer’s work. Here are a few other places that link to us:

University of Kentucky School of Education
University of Florida School of Nursing
McKinney Independent School District (Texas)

To view the full APA guide, as well as guides for MLA and Turabian styles, visit this Marygrove Library webpage: http://research.marygrove.edu/research-help-a-guides/apa-mla-a-turabian-styles.

As always, if you have questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, or give us a call at 313.927.1346.

APA and MLA workshops

Beginning with the Fall 2009 semester, the Marygrove Library will offer workshops on MLA and APA style. These will be practical, hands-on workshops designed to give you greater confidence in using these styles.

You can choose to attend either an APA workshop or an MLA workshop. If you’re not sure which one to attend, check with an instructor within your major. Your major determines whether you follow APA or MLA style.

Workshops will take place in the library’s E-Classroom. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call Christine Malmsten at 313.927.1378 or Jennifer Meacham at 313.927.1554. Hope to see you there!

* * * APA * * *

APA workshops will be held on these days:

Monday, October 5, from 10:30am – 11:30am
Tuesday, October 6, from 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Monday, October 19, from 10:30am – 11:30am
Tuesday, October 20, from 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Monday, November 9, from 10:30am – 11:30am
Thursday, November 12, from 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Wednesday, November 18, from 10:30am – 11:30am
Thursday, November 19, from 4:30pm – 5:30pm

* * * MLA * * *

MLA workshops will be held on these days:

Monday, October 5, from 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 6, from 10:30am – 11:30am
Monday, October 19, from 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 20, from 10:30am – 11:30am
Monday, November 9, from 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Thursday, November 12, from 10:30am – 11:30am
Wednesday, November 18, from 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Thursday, November 19, from 10:30am – 11:30am

Updated Quick Reference Guides Now Available

Updated Quick Reference Guides on using Marygrove email, Marygrove printing accounts, and APA formatting in Microsoft Word are available today. You can access these and all of the guides and tutorials available through the library at the Quick Reference Guides page on the Marygrove Library website.