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Distance Learning Portal

ACU Brown Library guide to resources for online students.

Citation Managers

Citation managers help organize and store your sources. Note: Always check with your professor if you have any questions about a citation when using a citation generator or for other formatting issues.

Free Managers:
Zotero (check out the video tutorials on the Library Tutorials page and check out the Zotero guide)
Mendeley​
EndNote Basic (30 day free trial, but after that you have to pay--student pricing available)
Look at this Comparison Table or this Comparison Chart (scroll down a little) comparing the three services

When e-mailing a source from EBSCO to yourself, you can choose which style format to send it.

Citation Generators

Note: Always check with your professor if you have any questions about a citation when using a citation generator or for other formatting issues.

Citation Styles

Please see the full guide Citation Style Help for more styles and information. Note: Always check with your professor if you have any questions about a citation when using a citation generator or for other formatting issues.

APA

The Online Writing Center has a self-paced course for APA 7th edition. Self-enroll using this link: https://acuonline.instructure.com/courses/2953

AMA
Chicago/Turabian
MLA

How to Find a DOI

A Digital Object Identifier is a unique number assigned to an article or book. Not all articles or books have DOIs. To get DOIs, a publisher has to choose to be a member of one of the DOI registration agencies, a process that requires a membership fee, and not all publishers choose to do this.

If an article has a DOI, it will usually be found on the first page of the article, in the citation, in the EBSCO record for the article, or on the publisher's page for the article. You can type in the title or author of an article in the CrossRef Metadata Search form to see if an article has a DOI (email registration required).

Annotated Bibliographies

You can get general instructions and some example annotated bibliographies for MLA, APA, and Chicago from Purdue Owl: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/common_writing_assignments/annotated_bibliographies/annotated_bibliography_samples.html

Check with your professor for detailed instructions for writing annotated bibliographies for specific courses.