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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

Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism (interactive tutorial) 
Plagiarism Resources

Citation/Bibliography Tools

Web-based personal citation databases and bibliography creators:

Import, store, and share research citations and automatically format bibliographies into whatever style needed (APA, MLA, Chicago, and many more)

Research Assistance Program

Research Consultation
(Set up a RAP session)

Tutors