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Research Paper Writing & Citation Guide: WRITING GUIDES

A guide to writing research papers and the main bibliographic styles, such as MLA, APA, Chicago, ASA, etc.

GENERAL WRITING GUIDES

SUBJECT-SPECIFIC WRITING GUIDES

  1. For quick advice on writing in different disciplines, visit these webpages:
    Duke University's Writing for Specific Disciplines
    Columbia College's Writing in the Disciplines
     
  2. To find writing guides for specific disciplines, search our Library Catalog using search strategies such as:   
    (report or authorship or writing or research) and handbooks and sociology

    (report or authorship or writing or research) and handbooks and historiography

    "legal composition"

    law - United States - language

Here are some example titles: 

USAGE GUIDES

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Ref Z1001 .H33 2000
Harner, James L.   On Compiling an Annotated Bibliography.  2nd ed.  New York:   Modern Language Association of America, 2000.

Shelved at Swem Library's Research Desk.

 

Online Sources:

WRITING GUIDE -- Purdue University's Online Writing Lab

PLAGIARISM

Avoiding Plagiarism

Writing Resources Center Handouts on Using and Citing Sources