Formal Report Resources

Help with Chicago Author-Date Citations

The Chicago Manual of Style Quick-Citation guide: This is the official site for the Chicago documentation method. On this site, make sure that you click the tab that is for the “author-date” method, and don’t confuse it with the “notes and bibliography” method (which we aren’t using in our class this term)

Chicago Style, by Murdoch University: this is one of my favorite resources for Chicago Author-Date on the web.  This homepage describes the basic elements for both reference entries and what elements to include for in-text citations. Check out their page of examples for help on the specifics of reference entries.

Author-Date System, by Williams College

Here is our library’s guide to the Chicago style of referencing

Help Finding Sources

Boolean Searching on the Internet: One of the trickier parts of research is finding the right combination of terms to use in search engines and databases. This page by Internet Tutorials will give you some tips in using AND, OR, or NOT in your search combinations.

Forming Your Search Strategy: Finding good sources means knowing how to look for them. This U of S Library page gives some pointers in how to find quality resources.

How Do I …? : a helpful page from our library that offers many tips/assistance for the research process. Pages of particular interest:

Additional Help

Help with Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Sources: by Purdue’s Online Writing Lab.

The University Learning Centre — Writing Help: The on-campus Writing Centre provides free, one-to-one instruction in academic writing, both online and in person.

Check out the blog’s posts on Research Reports for additional links/help.


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