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The South: Culture and History: Research, Writing, and Citation Help

This library guide is designed for researchers studying any topics related to the South's culture and history.

Library Help


Tweet your question to @gorgaslib.

In Person

Meet with a librarian for a one-on-one Research Consultation.
Or visit a reference desk at any of the UA Libraries. Locate a Library.
If your topic is highly specialized, consider contacting a subject specialist.


Gorgas Library
(205) 348-6047

Angelo Bruno Business Library
(205) 348-1080 

McLure Education Library
(205) 348-6055

Eric and Sarah Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering
(205) 348-2100

W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library
(205) 348-0500

Writing Help

You can get one-on-one help by making an appointment at the UA Writing Center.

Research and Citation Help

Research can be a daunting task.  UA Libraries provides many resources to assist you in your research and paper writing.  From personal consultations with a subject specialist to tutorials on a variety of subjects, the library is here to help you succeed.  Click here to watch Crimson Navigate, UA Libraries introduction to library resources.

Citation can be especially difficult for researchers.  Check out these great online sources for help:

Modern Language Association Style Guide (MLA Style)

The Purdue Online Writing Lab - A great free resource for MLA and all manners of citation from Purdue University

The Elements of Style - The online home of William Strunk, Jr.'s print source; a great resource for all things concerning grammar and usage

The Research Paper Writing and Citation Guide - The College of William and Mary's excellent guide to a large amount of research and citation resources.

Need more help? Check out The Writing Center on UA's campus!

Also, check out their Writing Guides for help on research, grammar, writing your paper, and more!

Questions? Ask Here!

Ask your question or browse frequently asked questions.


Have you tried RefWorks? RefWorks is a comprehensive research tool that allows researchers to manage and share information as well as generate citations and bibliographies. Use your mybama user name and password to access RefWorks off campus.

Having trouble with RefWorks?  Watch this tutorial!