Research and Writing Links

UAH M. Louis Salmon Library -- Spring & Fall: Fall hours begin on August 20.

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Library hours vary throughout the year, with extended hours during exam periods and shorter hours during breaks and holiday periods. Check the Special Library Hours schedule for exact times.

Writing Center -- The UAH Writing Center is available to help you with all aspects of writing, including proper use and documentation of source material. The Writing Center is an invaluable resource, so please take advantage of its services.

Location: MH 228
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Phone: 256.824.2363

APSA Style guide -- The American Political Science Association style is often preferred in Political Science publications. 

Chicago Style guide -- The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems, the humanities style (notes and bibliography) and the author-date system. The humanities style is preferred by many in literature, history, and the arts. This style presents bibliographic information in notes and, often, a bibliography. It accommodates a variety of sources, including esoteric ones less appropriate to the author-date system. The more concise author-date system has long been used by those in the physical, natural, and social sciences. In this system, sources are briefly cited in the text, usually in parentheses, by author's last name and date of publication. The short citations are amplified in a list of references, where full bibliographic information is provided.

MLA Style Guide -- (This is a link to the MLA style guide of Kingwood College Library.) The style recommended by the association for preparing scholarly manuscripts and student research papers concerns itself with the mechanics of writing, such as punctuation, quotation, and documentation of sources. MLA style has been widely adopted by schools, academic departments, and instructors for nearly half a century. MLA guidelines are also currently used by over 125 scholarly and literary journals, newsletters, and magazines with circulations over one thousand; by hundreds of smaller periodicals; and by many university and commercial presses.