Use the library help services or contact the Journalism Librarian. Schedule consultations at either Murphy Hall or the Wilson Library.



The Journalism Library offers short term loans of textbooks. Ask at the information desk or search the library catalog to see if your textbook is available. Some are are available as ebooks.


Login to My Library on the Libraries homepage or your MyU website to view library sources for any currently enrolled class.  These are subject specific databases for your course to help find background information for research papers. 



Citation Management Tools are recommended for students that need to organize numerous references from many sources for writing projects.

  • Endnote is a commercial citation manager that is available for free to registered students.  It works well with MNCAT Discovry and other library article databases.
  • Zotero is free and the most versatile software for capturing websites or lists of references that display on the screen. 
  • Mendeley is free and requires installing software on your computer.  Mendeley works best for pdf documents. Also good for note taking and organizing files


Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab has examples on how to cite references and create bibliographies using different styles

Citing Business Databases in APA Style is a guide from Michigan State University Libraries

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th edition is a guide to the Chicago style to citing sources originally authored by Kate Turabian, updated by Wayne Booth and others.


Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition the most commonly used guide to citing sources in the social sciences.

Harvard Business School Citation Guide explains why citing sources is important and gives lots of examples of how to cite business sources.