Documentation

The following links contains useful information for writers of nonfiction.

Documenting Your Sources

1. The Harvard Business School Citation Guide (HBS) Download Link
The HBS Citation Guide provides a comprehensive set of rules and an extensive set of examples for documenting your sources.
The 43-page guide is available for free download as a PDF file and is presented by the Harvard Business School.

2. The Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide. 
This guide provides examples of footnotes and their corresponding bibliographic entries as well as author-date style.

3. The American Psychological Association (APA) Website
The APA web site offers a free video tutorial called The Basics of APA Style.®  The video has audio and a clickable index as well as links to examples. The web site also has a useful FAQ section.

4. Citing Online Sources APA
This site from Douglas College provides guidelines and examples for citing online sources based on the 6th edition of the APA Citation Style Guide as well as the MLA Handbook 7th and 8th editions. It is a well-organized and useful web site.

5. MLA Website
The MLA website features a style centre with sample essays, formatting guidelines, faq’s, and practical advice.

6. OWL The Purdue Online Writing Lab
This website offers 100s of resources for writers including extensive documentation covering both MLA and APA styles.

 

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