Reference managers are easy-to-use tools that can help you collect, organize, cite, and share research sources. Buswell library offers full support to current Wheaton users for Zotero and Mendeley and limited database connectivity support for EndNote. Go to the library's Reference Managers page for more information on setup and use of these tools.
Most scholarly writing in Communication uses either Turabian/University of Chicago citation style, or APA (American Psychological Association) citation style. Ask your instructor which style is preferred for your writing project.
There are numerous online reference pages for Turabian/Chicago style that are easy to use. The Citation Quick Guide page from the University of Chicago and the Chicago section of the Purdue OWL are good places to start. You may need to consult the published version in some instances; it is available in Buswell Library at the Research Help Desk: Quick Ref LB2369 .T8 2018
Similarly, there are numerous online pages to help use APA style. The APA Style page and the APA section of the Purdue OWL are good places to start. The published version of the APA Publication manual is available in Buswell Library at the Research Help Desk: Quick Ref BF76.7 .P83 2010