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MU Libraries Writing Guides

Journal issue with paper and penBrief Guides to Resources for Research Includes topic selection, database search tips, images and multimedia and more.

Quick Guides  - includes topic selection, Google tips, research strategies and more.

English 1000 Basic Research

Writing Sites

UNC Handouts on Writing - Writing the paper; Citation, style and sentence level concerns; specific writing assignments/contexts; writing for specific fields. Lots of good stuff on one page

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) - includes academic writing, grammar and punctuation, subject-specific writing, job search writing and many citation styles with examples

Research and Documentation Online (Diana Hacker) -includes sample papers in humanities, social sciences, sciences and history; also, a glossary of research terms and tips for evaluating sources

Advice on Academic Writing (University of Toronto) - good ESL writing tips and tips for writing in classes outside your major

How to Write a Paper

Writing an Abstract
Writing an Annotated Bibliography | Examples
Writing a Book Review or Article Critique
Conducting a Literature Review

Avoiding Plagiarism (interactive tutorial) 
Plagiarism Resources

Citation/Bibliography Tools

These are web-based personal citation databases and bibliography creators that allow you to import, store, and share your research citations and automatically format your bibliographies into whatever style you need (APA, MLA, Chicago, and many more).


More information: Citation Styles