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Research Guides

NRS 310 - Social Science Research Methods: Citing & Writing

Writing Center

Not sure about citation styles, or want another set of eyes to check over your paper? Try the University of Idaho's Writing Center, located in the Commons, Third Floor Room 323. There are some great links on their website, too!

Technical & Scientific Writing

The library has several handbooks to make your writing as clear as possible.

Pocket Guide to Technical Writing

Main Library - PE1475.P465 2004 

Technical Writing Basics: Guide to Style and Form

Main Library - PE1475.H65 2008  

See the full list here.

Citation Style Guides

The library maintains an collection of citation style guides at  the reference desk.

APA Style Guide Cover


One of the most commonly used in the social sciences is the APA (American Psychological Association) guide.


The Library keeps a copy at the Reference Desk.  You can also try Purdue's electronic style guide to APA.

Citation Management Software

Endnote Logo  Mendeley Logo  Zotero Logo  

Thinking about how to manage your references more efficiently?  Take a look at the citation management software guide.