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Research, Writing, and Style Guides 
(MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard, CGOS, CBE) [http://www.aresearchguide.com/styleguides.html]
1.    Citing Sources - General 
2.    Citing Electronic Sources 
3.    APA Style (American Psychological Association) 
4.    Chicago Manual of Style / Turabian Style 
5.    CGOS Style - Columbia Guide to Online Style 
6.    CBE Style -Council of Biology Editors 
7.    Harvard Style 
8.    MLA Style (Modern Language Association) 
9.    Resume Writing and Cover Letters 
10.  Writing - Grammar Guides 
11.  Writing - Proofreading 
12.  Writing - Research Guides

Links to related pages: 
 
How to Write Footnotes and Endnotes in MLA Style 
Footnotes and Endnotes - Examples in MLA Style 
How to Write Parenthetical References - Examples in MLA Style 
Works Cited, References, and Bibliography - What's the Difference? 
Guidelines on How to Write a Bibliography in MLA Style 
How to Write a Bibliography - Examples in MLA Style 
Quoting Passages Using MLA Style 
Footnotes in MLA Style - Sample Page 
Endnotes in MLA Style - Sample Page 
Parenthetical References in MLA Style - Sample Page 
Works Cited in MLA Style - Sample Page

1. Citing Sources - General

Citation Style for Research Papers 
B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus 
Citing sources using APA, Turabian, MLA, Chicago, and AMA styles with colorful examples, literally. Includes examples of Robert Delaney's own style of citing sources.

Citing Cyberspace 
by James D. Lester, © Addison, Wesley, Longman 
Using search engines and finding resources. Citing electronic sources in MLA and APA styles. Footnoting electronic sources in Chicago style. Numbering electronic sources in CBE documentation style.

Documentation Style Handouts in PDF 
Writing Center at Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU), Savannah, GA 
Annotated Bibliography, APA, Chicago-Turabian, and MLA Documentation, plus Grammar-Mechanics Handouts and Exercises, Regents' Handouts, Writing Process Handouts, all available in PDF.

Dr. Grammar: Online Documentation Resources 
James HiDuke, English professor, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 
Links to Overview sites, MLA sites, APA sites, plus other Writer's resources.

KnightCite: A Project of the Hekman Library 
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 
Free Citation Generator for MLA, APA and Chicago styles. 
Site created by Justin Searls, Student Intern, Teaching & Learning Digital Studio, Calvin Information Techonology.

Research and Documentation Online 
Bedford/St. Martin's Inc. Publishers, New York and Boston 
Finding sources and documenting sources in Humanities (MLA), Social Sciences (APA), History (Chicago), and Sciences (CBE number system from Council of Biology Editors). Glossary of Library and Internet Terms. List of Style Manuals.

Slate: Citation Machine 
Online tool that creates MLA and APA citations instantly. 
This web tool was created by David Warlick of The Landmark Project on October 29, 2000 and is part of the Landmarks for Schools web site for teachers.

Writing a Bibliography 
Staley Library, Millikin University, Decatur, IL 
APA Format, MLA Format, and Chicago Style Manual (Guidelines for using the Chicago, or Turabian, style).

2. Citing Electronic Sources         To Top

Citing Sources 
Horn Library, Babson College, Wellesley, MA 
Style Manuals/Guidelines, Examples from Databases, Citing Images, Copyright Information, Ethical Use of Information: Scenarios for Students.

Citing Sources 
Saint John Ward Chipman Library, University of New Brunswick, NB 
APA Style, MLA Style, Related Resources, Navigating EResearch.

How to Cite Electronic Sources 
The Learning Page, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 
MLA and Turabian citation examples for Films, Legal Documents and Government Publications, Maps, Photographs, Recorded Sound, Special Presentations, and Texts. Includes links to Citation Guidelines.

3. APA Style (American Psychological Association)         To Top

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed. 

APA Documentation 
Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 
Get a quick orientation to APA, Create APA parenthetical citations, Create an APA reference list, Format a paper using APA guidelines, Format APA headings for a paper, Review APA usage and style guidelines, and Locate other APA resources on the Web.

APA Online Sources 
University of Houston Libraries 
Examples show the correct format for citing online and print sources in American Psychological Association (APA) style.

APA Research Style Crib Sheet 
by Russ Dewey, Georgia Southern University 
APA Rules and Reference formats. Excellent summary of rules for APA style - the style of writing specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

APA Style Guide 5th Edition 
USM Libraries, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 
Examples of APA citations for books, journals, other media, and electronic information.

APA Style Tips 
From APA Online, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC 
Tips on specific questions adapted from the 5th Edition of APA's Publication Manual, © 2001. 
Includes FAQs and related topics: Removing Bias in Language, Electronic Media, and Authorship Aids.

Electronic References from American Psychological Association (APA) 
Electronic Media and URLs, General Forms for Electronic References, Reference Examples for Electronic Source Materials, and Citations in Text of Electronic Material. Excerpted from the new 5th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

Guide for Citing Electronic Information 
David and Lorraine Cheng Library, William Patterson University, NJ 
Examples of citations in APA style.

A Guide for Writing Research Papers (APA) 
Capital Community College, Hartford, CT 
Based on American Psychological Association (APA) style. Provides answers to students' questions about manuscript preparation, references, and parenthetical citations.

Psychology with Style: A Hypertext Writing Guide (APA Style Guide) 
(for the 5th edition of the APA Manual) by M. Plonsky, Ph.D. 
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, WI 
Topics include: Typing, Writing in General, Style Details in General, Abbreviations, Numbers, Citations in the Text, Quotations. Research Reports. Research Reviews. Examples included in Appendices.

Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format (Updated to 5th Edition) 
The Purdue University Online Writing Lab, West Lafayette, IN 
Brief summary of APA style documentation. Handling quotations in your text. Your reference list. Examples. A Note on Notes. General APA Format.

Using Principles of APA Style to Cite and Document Sources 
online! a reference guide to using internet sources, Bedford/St. Martin's 
Using Italics and underlining in APA style, Using hypertext to document sources on the Web, and Breaking URLs in APA style.

4. Chicago Manual of Style / Turabian Style         To Top

The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. 

Chicago Manual of Style Citation Guide 
The Herman H. and Louise M. Smith Library, High Point University 
Provides examples on writing footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographical citations using Chicago Style.

Chicago/Turabian Documentation  
Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 
Get a quick orientation to note systems, Create Chicago/Turabian first references, Create Chicago/Turabian subsequent references, and Create a Chicago/Turabian Works Cited page.

Citing Electronic Information in History Papers  
Turabian style by Maurice Crouse 
Department of History, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.

Turabian Citation and Format Style Guide 
ISR Information Services and Resources, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 
Introduces the Turabian format and provides examples of citation styles in Portable Document Format (PDF).

Turabian Samples for a Bibliography 
Ithaca College Library, Ithaca, NY 
Turabian examples are "non-authorized best guesses" from the 6th edition of Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, and have not been sanctioned by the University of Chicago.

Turabian Style: Sample Footnotes and Bibliographic Entries (6th ed.) 
Clement C. Maxwell Library, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA 
Examples showing difference in form and punctuation between Note Entry Form and Bibliography Form.

Uncle Sam - Brief Guide to Citing Government Publication 
Government Publications Dept, Regional Depository Library, Univ. of Memphis 
Common examples of government document citations based on the Chicago/Turabian style.

Using Chicago Style to Cite and Document Sources 
online! a reference guide to using internet sources, Bedford/St. Martin's 
Adapting Chicago style to cite Internet sources, Using italics and underlining in Chicago style, and Using hypertext to document sources on the Web.

Writer's Handbook - Documentation: Chicago Style 
Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 
Sample Notes, Works Cited Page, Citing Electronic Sources.

5. CGOS Style - Columbia Guide to Online Style         To Top

The Columbia Guide to Online Style by Janice Walker, Todd Taylor 

The Columbia Guide to Online Style 
Columbia University Press 
Documenting sources using Columbia Guide to Online Style by Janice Walker, University of South Florida, and Todd Taylor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 
Citing Online Sources in PDF.

6. CBE Style -Council of Biology Editors         To Top

CBE Documentation 
Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 
Use the citation-sequence system, Create a CBE citation-sequence reference list, Use the name-year system, and Create a CBE name-year reference list.

Citing Online Media Resources (web sites, online media files, etc.) 
Adapted from the Columbia Guide to Online Style, by Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor. Citation styles described are Humanities Style. 
With examples by Gary Handman, Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Using CBE Style to Cite and Document Sources 
online! a reference guide to using internet sources, Bedford/St. Martin's 
Page briefly describes the citation-sequence and name-year citation systems, with examples on: Using italics and underlining in CBE style, and Using hypertext to document sources on the Web. Site includes a page on Using Other Styles to Cite and Document Sources with reference to ACS Style Guide, ASCE On-Line Authors' Guide, Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Style Sheet, American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style, American Institute of Physics (AIP) Style Manual, and others.

7. Harvard Style         To Top

The Bluebook: 
A Uniform System of Citation, 
aka "Harvard Citator" 
published by Harvard Law Review Association 
in conjunction with Columbia Law Review, 
University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 
and Yale Law Journal 
18th edition (January 1, 2005)
 

LegalBluebook.com features major changes in the 18th edition of The Bluebook.

Hot off the Press: Bluebook 18th Ed. Review by Maxine Grosshans, Thurgood Marshall Law Library.

Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation and ALWD Citation Manual by Tracy L. McGaugh (Book)

Citation, end references, and bibliographies: A handbook for students, including a description of the Harvard system of reference by C.J. Morgan (Book)

Cybrary - Harvard Style UseIt 
University of Queensland, Australia 
Examples of Harvard style based on AGPS (Australian Government Publishing Service) Style Guide 5th ed.

A Guide to Harvard Referencing 
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds (mid-way between London and Edinburgh), United Kingdom. 
Citing in text, in bibliography, UK official publications, and electronic sources. Download Harvard Guide.

Harvard Style Examples 
Monash University Library. Monash is a global university with eight campuses.  
Citations for Books, Chapters, Journal articles, Conference Papers, Web pages, Reference list. Includes a Tutorial.

Writing a Bibliography (Harvard System) 
Dickson College, Canberra, Australia 
Essay Writing, Locating Information - Effective Reading, Selecting Information - Note Taking, Bibliographies, Examples of Bibliographic Entries, Points to Remember, and Textual References or Citations (including Parenthetical Reference examples).

8. MLA Style (Modern Language Association)         To Top

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Sixth Edition 

Citation Maker - Secondary (based on MLA style) 
Oregon Public Education Network (O.P.E.N.) Clearinghouse 
Type in required bibliographic data, e.g. Author's Last Name, Author's First Name, Title of Book, City the book was published in, Publisher, Copyright Year - and presto! the MLA style citation is generated for you. Generates citations for Print (Book, Anthology, Encyclopedia, Magazine, Newspaper Articles), Online Database, World Wide Web (Encyclopedia, Magazine, Newspaper Articles, Professional, Organizational, Personal Web Pages, Image or Video Clip, Sound Clip), Interview, Electronic (CD-ROM Encyclopedia Article, CD-ROM Magazine Article, Video/DVD).

Citing Film and Video in slightly adapted version of MLA style - with Examples 
Citing TV and Radio - with Examples 
by Gary Handman, Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Citing Web Sources MLA Style 
Vanguard University of Southern California 
1998 MLA Web citation style. In-text Citation, Works Cited, Examples of Typical Web Sites, and Citing from Web Site Databases.

A Guide for Writing Research Papers (MLA) 
Capital Community College, Hartford, CT 
Based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation. 
An Introduction to Research Techniques.

Guidelines on How to Write a Bibliography in MLA Style 
Works Cited, References, Bibliography - What's the Difference? 
How to Write a Bibliography - Examples in MLA Style 
How to Write Footnotes and Endnotes in MLA Style 
First Footnotes and Endnotes - Examples in MLA Style 
Parenthetical References - Examples in MLA Style 
Footnotes in MLA Style - Sample Page 
Endnotes in MLA Style - Sample Page 
Parenthetical References in MLA Style - Sample Page 
Works Cited in MLA Style - Sample Page 
Quoting Passages Using MLA Style 
St. Francis Xavier Secondary School Library, Mississauga, ON

How do I document sources from the Web in my works-cited list? 
What is MLA Style? 
Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Style - Including: 
Should I use underlining or italics? 
How many spaces should I leave after a period or other concluding mark of punctuation?  
If a title begins with a numeral, how should the title be alphabetized? 
When I borrow repeatedly from the same source, how should my parenthetical citations appear? 
I am using a source on the Web that has no page numbers. How do I cite it? 
From Modern Language Association (MLA)

How to do Works Cited for Non-computer Sources--Note the importance of page numbers) and  
How to do Works Cited for Computer Sources. Note the importance of the http:// address 
Writing Center, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN.

How to Organize a Research Paper and Document It with MLA Citations 
Site maintained by Cynthia Cavanaugh, Kean University, Union, NJ.

MLA Documentation 
Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 
General information about MLA parenthetical citations, Using the MLA abbreviation guidelines, Using the MLA quotation guidelines, Formatting MLA parenthetical citations, Create an MLA Works Cited Page, and Format the MLA Works Cited page. Includes a section on Numbered References.

MLA Online Sources and MLA Print Sources 
University of Houston Libraries 
Examples show the correct format for citing online and print sources in Modern Language Association (MLA) style.

MLA Parenthetical Documentation 
LEO: Literacy Education Online, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN  
How to correctly document different types of sources using MLA Parenthetical Documentation: Author(s) name, Multivolume works, Classic literary works, Special cases.

Using MLA Style to Cite and Document Sources 
online! a reference guide to using internet sources, Bedford/St. Martin's 
Using principles of MLA style to cite Internet sources, Using italics and underlining in MLA style, Using hypertext to document sources on the Web, and Formatting Works Cited Entries in HTML.

Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format 
The Purdue University Online Writing Lab, West Lafayette, IN 
Using APA format, Formatting in Sociology, Handling quotations in text, Works Cited list, Footnotes and Endnotes, Paper format.

Writing a Bibliography - MLA Style 
Honolulu Community College Library, HI 
Links to MLA guides on the Web.

9. Resume Writing and Cover Letters         To Top

Developing Resumes: Selecting a Resume Style from TTG Consultants. 
Electronic Resume from Canada Career Consortium. 
Ground Rules for an Effective Resume: Resume Do's and Don'ts from TTG Consultants. 
How to Write a Masterpiece of a Resume from Rockport Institute Ltd. 
How to Write Resume in English from About.com - English as 2nd Language (ESL). 
How to Write a Resume.org. Resume Writing Tips, Resume Writing & Distribution Services. 
Online Workshops: Resume from Purdue University, Online Writing Lab. 
ASCII Resumes: How to Create a Plain-Text Version of Your Resume from About.com - Career Planning. 
The Resume as a Sales Tool from TTG Consultants. 
Resume AZ. Online resource for resume. 
ResumeEdge.com. Sample resumes: Before (original submission), After (improvement made), with Critique. 
The Resume Guide: Master Index of Resume Samples
Resume-Help.org. Resume writing, resume distribution, and resume writing tips.  
Resume Tips from Yana Parker
Resume Writing from Northeastern University, College of Computer Science. 
Resume Writing Guide from Susan Ireland Resumes. 
Resume-Writing Resources on the Net from Ontario School Counsellors' Association. 
Resume Writing Tips, Do��s and Don��ts in Resume Writing from Association of Executive Search Consultants, quoted in Diversity Employment Solutions at my-des.com. 
Resumes, Cover Letters and Thank You Notes and other Creative Job Search Articles from Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). 
Resumes and Letters: Sample Resumes from Monster Career Center. 
Resumes and Resume Samples from JobStar Central. 
A Word about E-mailing Resumes from TTG Consultants. 
A Word about "Scanned" Resumes in Databases from TTG Consultants.

Cover Letter Guide from Susan Ireland Resumes. 
Cover Letter Help from Resume-Help.org. 
Cover Letter Tips and Thank You Letter Tips from How-to-Write-a-Resume.org. 
Cover Letters and Thank You Notes from Minnesota WorkForce Center. 
FAQs about Cover Letters by William S. Frank. 
Online Workshops: Cover Letter from Purdue University, Online Writing Lab. 
Recipe for a Cover Letter & Cover Letters that Cover All Bases from Canada Career Consortium. 
Writing Cover Letters: Sample Cover Letters from Monster Career Center.

10. Writing - Grammar Guides         To Top

The Elements of Style 
Fourth Edition 
by William Strunk, Jr.
 
 
This classic book by William Strunk, Jr. on the Elements of Style includes: Elementary Rules of Usage, Elementary Principles of Composition, Words & Expressions Commonly Misused, An Approach to Style with a List of Reminders: Place yourself in the background, Revise and rewrite, Avoid fancy words, Be clear, Do not inject opinion, Do not take shortcuts at the cost of clarity, ... and much more. See details of The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. online at Bartleby.com.

The Basic Elements of English Grammar Guide 
University of Calgary, AB 
Topics covered include list of style guides, formatting checklist, quotations, plagiarism, sample essay, documenting sources using MLA style.

Common Errors in English Usage by Paul Brians 

Common Errors in English - List of Errors, More Errors
Other Commonly Misspelled Words, and Non-Errors 
By Dr. Paul Brians, Professor of English, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 
Based on Common Errors in English Usage: The Book.

The Grammar Zone 
From English-Zone.com 
Adjectives and Adverbs, Articles, Comparatives and Superlatives, Clauses, Conditionals, Confusing Words, Nouns, Numbers, Prepositions and Conjunctions, Pronouns, and Questions. Site includes Verbs, Idioms, Paragraph Writing, and more.

Guide to Grammar & Writing 
Capital Community College, Hartford, CT 
Word and Sentence (Sentence Parts, Abbreviations, Punctuation), Paragraph (Sentence Variety, Tense, Pronoun Consistency), Essay & Research Paper (Writing Process), Ask Grammar, Quizzes, FAQ, Search Engines, Peripherals & PowerPoints, and Grammar Poll.

The Online English Grammar 
By Anthony Hughes 
Free but copyrighted material. Sound files to learn to pronounce alphabet. Table of contents. Alphabetical subject index. Grammar clinic. English language practice pages. (Slow loading).

11. Writing - Proofreading         To Top

Common Proofreading Symbols 
Plus Common Proofreading Abbreviations and Some Online Aids on Proofreading and Editing. 
Capital Community College, Hartford, CT.

The Editing Process 
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant.

How to Proofread and Edit Your Writing: A Guide for Student Writers 
Writing Resource Center, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN 
General and Specific Strategies for All Proofreading, Proofreading for Revising or Rewriting, Proofreading for Editing, and more.

Steps in Editing (Proofreading) Your Papers 
Handouts include: 
Proofreading Strategies 
Editing and Proofreading Strategies for Revision 
Proofreading Your Paper, as well as 
Proofreading: The Final Touches
OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

12. Writing - Research Guides         To Top

Beyond Algorithms: A Librarian's Guide to Finding Web Sites You Can Trust 
Google's Newsletter for Librarians 
by Karen G. Schneider, Director of Librarians' Internet Index (LII). 
Five-point system used to select reliable and authoritative web sites: availability, credibility, authorship, external links and legality.

Brief Writing Guide 
University of Arizona, AZ 
Sermon on the importance of writing well. The Beginning. The Middle. The End. A Final Checklist.

CustomWritten.com: College and University Writing Tips 
By Steve Svan, former student of WSB [Wyzsza Szkola Biznesu = Advanced School of Business] National Louis University, Nowy Sacz, Poland 
Guide to organized and resourceful assignments, ranging from research papers, essays, and term papers to book reports, admission essays, dissertations, and Ph.D. theses.

Guide on How to Write University Essays, Courseworks, Assignments and Dissertations 
by Verena Vaneeva 
Contents include: How to write an Essay, Coursework or Report, Marketing or Marketing Communications Campaign, Dissertation, How to define Issue or Argument, Research Methods, Dissertation Structure.

Guide for Writing Research Papers 
University of South Dakota, SD  
Grammar and style, formatting, footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographic entries. Examples include citing electronic sources. Statement on plagiarism.

Guide to Writing Research Papers 
West Morris Regional High School District, Mendham, NJ 
Topics include: Research Process, MLA, Parenthetical Documents, Endnotes, Works Cited, Citing Internet Resources, Chicago Style, and American Psychological Association Style.

How to Write an A+ Research Paper 
St. Francis Xavier Secondary School, Mississauga, ON 
Step by step guide on how to write an excellent research paper quickly and successfully.

How to Write a Research Paper 
TeacherVision.com 
Establish topic, look for sources, take notes, organize ideas, write first draft, use footnotes & endnotes, write bibliography, revise first draft, and proofread final draft.

Library Resources and Methods of Research: Methods of Research 
Ithaca College, NY  
Before your start, Search Strategy, Evaluating sources. Emphasis on having a good search strategy, includes Flowchart of a Search Strategy.

Library Starter Kit: Solving the Research Puzzle and How to Do Research in the Library 
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA  
Quick guide on how to start constructing your research paper, Tutorial for using the Web for research, Research help arranged by topic, Citations and references, MLA and APA style guides.

Online Writing Lab  
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 
Tutorial Center for Writers. Online Writing Labs (OWLs), Internet Search Tools, Resources for Writers and Teachers, Purdue Resources, Links to other WWW writing resources.

Principles of Composition 
Capital Community College, Hartford, CT 
The Writing Process (Outlining, Sense of Purpose, Avoiding Plagiarism, Formatting Papers, Deadly Sins Checklist), Structural Considerations (Thesis Statement, Conclusions, Five-Paragraph Essay), Patterns of Composition (Comparison & Contrast, Cause & Effect, Argumentative Essay).

Procedure for Writing a Term Paper  
The Division of Student Affairs 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 
Written by Alton L. Raygor of University of Minnesota 
Choosing a subject, Finding sources of materials, Gathering the notes, Outlining the paper, Writing the first draft, Editing the paper.

QuickStudy: Library Research Guide  
University of Minnesota Libraries, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN 
Learn How to Use the Library: Starting Your Research, Designing a Research Strategy, Find Books, Articles, Web Sites, Facts, Reviews, and More, Evaluating and Citing Sources, and Searching the MLA International Bibliography. Includes an Instructor's Manual for QuickStudy.

Research 101  
University of Washington Information Literacy Learning 
An interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills. The tutorial covers the basics, including how to select a topic and develop research questions, as well as how to select, search for, find, and evaluate information sources.

Research and Documenting Sources - OWL: Handouts 
Purdue University Online Writing Lab 
Handouts and exercises on research skills and resources and the writing of research papers.

Researchpaper.com 
Produced by Bigchalk Corporation, New York, NY 
Large collection of topics, ideas, and assistance for school related research projects.

The Seven Steps of the Research Process 
Library Research at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing : Short 7th or 2004 edition by Rise B. Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper 

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing, 7th ed. See also 6th ed. 
Free registration as a student or instructor to use guide. Contents include: Critical Reading Guides. Why writing is important. How writing is learned. Writing activities. Critical thinking, writing, and research strategies. Writing for assessment. Untangling the Web. Online Research. Writer's Links. Instructor's Resources.

A Student's Guide to Research with the WWW 
Saint Louis University, MO 
Tutorial guide to conducting research on the WWW for first year college students. Anatomy of a Web page. Evaluating Web sources. Web page types. Web search strategies. Citing online sources. Glossary.

Ten Steps to a Research Paper 
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China 
Guide to assist undergraduates in their research paper assignments from defining a topic, identifying and accessing relevant information, to citing the sources.

Ten Tips on Essay Writing 
By Jan Sellers, University of Kent, OH 
Explore the question, Reading, thinking, weight-lifting, Planning, Drafting, Keep checking, Sleep on it, Final draft, Deadlines, Learn from feedback on essays, and "I prefer my own approach."

Term Paper Research: Getting Started 
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC 
A brief and concise research strategy.

The Writers' Workshop 
Department of English, Northern Illinois University. 
Students' Resources include Editor's Grammar and Mechanics, Quoting and Quotations, Citing Sources: The MLA Way, and Plagiarism: A MUST read. See also Tutors' Resources, Instructors' Resources, and Visitors' Resources.


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