Research Paper Writing and Citing FAQ Answers
1. Where’s the best place to start looking for information about research writing and citing?
- William and Mary’s Swem Library Research Paper Writing & Citation Guide
- Search the Swem catalog by keyword or subject (e.g., report writing, bibliographical citations, academic writing, etc.) and choose ‘electronic’ for the format or material type.
- Purdue University's Online Writing Lab -- "Avoiding Plagiarism"
- Duke University's "Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism"
- The Writing Resources Center for help in person or via Skype
- The Chicago Manual of Style Online
- APA Style
- MLA Style
- MLA Handbook -- frequently asked questions
- MLA Style Manual -- frequently asked questions
- MLA Formatting and Style Guide - The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue
- University of Wisconsin / Madison MLA style guide
- Duke University's "Assembling a List of Works Cited"
- MLA Style Citations (for Bibliographies and In-Text Notes)
- Update to MLA Style section of "A Pocket Style Manual" by Diana Hacker (2009)
- Annotated bibliographies - Purdue University's guide
- Annotated bibliographies -- UNC-Chapel Hill's guide
- MLA-style and APA-style Annotated Bibliographies - Cornell's guide
Answer: Online tools let you import citations and documents from all kinds of online sources, organize them, and create reference lists in various output styles.