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Research and Writing Help

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

How to Write a Paper

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)

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

Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism (interactive tutorial) 
Plagiarism Resources

Research Consultation

Research Consultation
(Set up a one-on-one consultation with a librarian)