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Writing/Citing: Overview

A quick guide to help you in the writing of your paper and formatting according to APA, MLA, Chicago styles, and more.

Style Guides

Style guides provide information on writing and publication in various disciplines, including how to format your papers and cite sources.

Use the tabs above for information on the APA, MLA, Chicago & Turabian styles, as well as information on using images and avoiding plagiarism.

As a first-year student you may have received a copy of the following book which is a fantastic source of information about academic writing. We also have 2 copies of this manual for in-library use.

Zotero Citation Manager

Zotero is a helpful citation and bibliography manager. It helps with:

  • Organizing your sources
  • Keeping track of sources
  • Creating references (a bibliography) for sources
  • Creating citations (in the text) of sources

Writing & Grammar Guides on the Web

Academic Support Center

Located on the second level of the Library, the ASC can assist you with writing your paper. Contact them at x7071.

Hours of Operation:
  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30am - 10:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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