Academic Support Services

Reference Tools: Documentation & Writing

  • APA Format - Watch this YouTube video to see how to set-up your paper using APA in Word 2007
  • MLA Format - Watch this YouTube video to see how to set-up your paper using MLA in Word 2007
  • Chicago Style Quick Reference Guide - Examples of common citations and ways to use footnotes are available in this Chicago Style Quick Guide
  • Chicago Style Online Citation Guide - This guide will help you with both the (1) Notes & Bibliography and (2) Author & Date Chicago Style systems.
  • APA Style Guide to Electronic References - Check out this ebook to see specific ways to cite online resources in APA.  **Note: If accessed off campus, students will be required to use their names and barcodes to authenticate themselves as users.**
  • Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) has received numerous awards, including a four-star rating by the Excite Web search program; four stars by Netguide, a Web review site; a "Best of the Net" award by EZ Connect; and four stars by Luckman Interactive. This site offers assistance with MLA and APA formatting, works cited pages, quoting within your text, documenting online sources, and much, much more. HIGHLY recommended site when writing your research paper!
  • A+ English - This website is for those who have written numerous research papers and perhaps are writing their final paper before graduation or even a paper to enter grad school. Also given are examples of and assistance on GRE, GMAT, and LSAT testing. Styles guides include Chicago, MLA, and APA. Offered within this site are scholarship searches and financial aid assistance. This site contains a wealth of information for any college student.
  • - Citation Machine is an interactive Web tool designed to assist teachers in modeling the proper use of information property. Students are welcome to use this as well.
  • Style Ease - The URL Site is StyleEase link for students who may want to purchase the software program for MLA documentation.
  • APA Resources - This site is sponsored by APA and has the most updated information for citing sources..
  • Academic Writing: Scientific Reports
  • Assignment Calculator: This is an interactive website that helps students calculate how to breakdown papers in all disciplines so they have a realistic timeline for completing the assignments.
  • Noodle Tools - Search intelligently; assess the quality of your results; record, organize and synthesize information. Automatically format your bibliography in MLA or APA style.
  • College Writing Modes
  • Yahoo Links to Writing Resources