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Writing Lab Resources

Citation Guides

  • MLA 8th Edition Citation Guide
  • APA Citation Guide: Everything you ever wanted to know about APA style including reference page entry templates and samples, in-text citation rules, and step-by-step formatting guidelines.
  • APA Formatting: Running Head Guide
  • APA Video - visual step-by-step demonstration on how to create an APA running head in Word 2013
  • APA sample paper: A psychology paper that showcases APA formatting guidelines and some common approaches to research-based academic writing.
  • Chicago Notes and Bibliography Guide: This brief guide is based on the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style and is appropriate for students of History.
  • Chicago Author-Date Guide: This brief guide to the author-date system is based on the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style and is appropriate for students of Anthropology.


Writing Help

  • Comma Guide: Unravel the mysteries of comma usage one strange example at a time.
  • Signal Phrase Guide: Learn how to integrate quotes without saying "according to" in every other sentence.
  • Transitional Devices: Improve your writing's flow and readability with this categorized list of common transition words and phrases.


Research Help

  • Finding Scholarly Articles: Follow this illustrated step-by-step guide to find scholarly sources using the library's databases
  • Library Database Search Tips: Learn how to use boolean operators and truncation to search library databases for scholarly articles more effectively.


Other Resources

  • EN102 Audio: Listen to quality audio of commonly assigned stories, poems, and plays.

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