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A guide to resources for study and research in Theatre

Which Style to Use?

Your instructor usually determines which style you must use in your papers. Dance courses at WMU generally use MLA Style, however, if you aren't sure, ask your professor. 

This page links to information on MLA style and others.

Citation Management Tools

Quick Citation Formatting in Databases.

Many databases allow you to format citations into various writing styles. When available, look for the wording “cite” or “cite now,” or see if it is an option after clicking on “save, print, email.”

OWL -- The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

The Writing Lab at Purdue University does a superb job of helping to guide students in the use of the writing style guides.  Be sure and visit their site once you have put your own citations into the proper format to see check your work.

MLA 8th Edition

MLA Handbook for Writers, 8th edition, print 

Style Guides Online

Style Guides in the Library

Generally, you will only use one of these style manuals as a guide for how to cite sources and arrange parts of research papers.  However, you may find general advice on research in all of these.