Keeping track of your sources is a critically important part of research. There are many citation managers available. The most commonly used managers at Notre Dame are:
Mendeley No-charge tool used in the sciences, supports Word, LibreOffice and LaTeX.
Zotero is a no-charge extension to Chrome and Firefox and supports Mac, Windows and Linux.
Social Media: Guide to Searching Twitter, FaceBook, Blogs, Videos, Images Excellent source complied by Cornell University.
Purdue Owl (arguably the best online resource extant)
Notre Dame Writing Center
Is this in the Public Domain? (covered by Fair Use) The Copyright Slider can help you determine if a publication is in the public domain or not.
Published in traditional Science/Technology/Medicine (STM)? The International Association of STM Publishers has specific guidelines for how much of a previously published work (yours or someone else) can be reused without permission from the publisher and, how it should be cited. If your publisher is listed check the Permissions Guidelines for details. Note: these are publisher guidelines, they are not law. Your use may still be considered fair use and allowed under the copyright law.
Published under a Creative Commons License? Use the Creative Commons Attribution Guidelines for how to acknowledge the original source of the publication.
After the Deadline: downloadable, open source program to check spelling and grammar. No charge for personal use.
Editing and Proofreading Strategies: an excellent guide provided by Colorado State University
English Verb Tenses: an online book (pdf) that provides basic explanations and examples provided by Chabot College.
LanguageTool checks for grammar and spelling
LanguageTool for LibreOffice describes itself as "style and grammar proofreading software." LanguageTool claims to be a multilingual tool covering many northern, central and eastern European languages as well as some languages with non-Roman alphabets.
Purdue Owl Purdue's Writing Center has excellent resources on citing, writing, proof reading.
Road to Grammar: quizzes and games to help develop grammar skills.
Verbix conjugates verbs and provides examples, e.g. conditional present 'I would be writing' conditional perfect 'I would have been writing'.
Used for: Anthropology
Library Copy: available as PDF
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Used for: Chemistry
Library Copy: Available online through the ACS and at the Chem-Physics Library QD 8.5 .A25 2006
Quick Guide: Created by Penn State University
American Management Association (AMA)
AMA Style guide for business writing: Available in print Hesburgh Reference HF 5726 .A49 1996 and online
American Medical Association (AMA)
AMA Manual of style: a guide for authors and editors
Hesburgh Reference Collection:R 119 .A533 2007
Citing Medicine, 2nd. edition available as no-charge PDF
APA Style (American Psychological Association)
Used for: Behavioral and Social Sciences
Library Copy: Publication manual of the American Psychological Association Hesburgh Library Reference, Reference Desk - BF 76.7 .P83 2010 [In-Library Use Only]
Purdue Owl for specific APA formats:
Chicago Manual of Style
Used for: Arts, History, Literature, Sciences
Library Copy: Online
Purdue Owl for specific formats, Chicago Style
IEEE Style Manual
Used for Engineering
No-charge PDF: IEEE Editorial Style Manual c 2014
MLA Style (Modern Language Association)
Used for: Literature, Humanities
Library Copy: PN 147 .G444 2008
Purdue Owl for specific formats, MLA Style
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Used for: Medicine/Health Sciences
Citing Medicine (2nd edition) available as a no-charge PDF.
Special Topic: Citing Theological Sources
By futureatlas.com (originally posted to Flickr as "Citation needed") [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
How to publish your journal paper: understanding the nuances of the process smooths the publishing ride American Psychological Association
Will This Paper Increase your h-index? Scientific Impact Prediction Yuxiao Dong, Reid Johnson, Nitesh Chawala (all Notre Dame authors)