The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is one of the most comprehensive style manuals available. Use it to guide you in matters of style not addressed by your discipline's style manual. The CMS is the perfect reference for instructions on citing unique resources or resources not covered in a specific style manual. Follow the layout and general order presented by CMS and make adustments according to your specific style manual, such as journal title abbreviations or presentation of author's names.
Citation managers are applications that collect, manage, and cite research sources. MSU Mankato's librarians recommend Mendeley or Zotero.
Mendeley or Zotero can help you:
If you are writing for a specific publication, use Google to find the journal's home page and look for information or instructions for authors. Most scholarly journals have information that details matters of style, organization, and systems for citing sources.
Our Citiations Libguide can help you get on your way.