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Writing With Sources

Writing With Sources

Homegrown Advice  Some easy-reading general suggestions from the Writing Program Director

General Overview Get acquainted with the basics of each documentation style—APSA, APA, Chicago, CBE, and MLA.  Good tutorials on using sources correctly, including avoiding plagiarism (U of Wisconsin Writing Center).

Avoiding Plagiarism A good exercise on plagiarism that walks you through key issues and strategies, such as when to document and how to conduct research in a safe way.  Includes exercises (Purdue's Online Writing Lab).

By Styles An electronic version of Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age.  Search by Humanities (MLA), Social Sciences (APA), History (Chicago), and Sciences (CBE). Extensive information on finding electronic sources (annotated listings in 25 disciplines) and all aspects of documentation.  Includes sample papers.

By Sources This handy site from Duke organizes citation information by the type of source (e.g. book, article, website) then shows you how to cite it in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian.