Article assistance

For research assistance, contact the appropriate subject librarian.

If you are having trouble accessing resources, contact the library's Electronic Services Librarian, Serin Anderson.

Citation guides

  • Evaluating Internet & Web Information (PDF)
    Handout suggesting questions to ask in determining whether an Internet site is accurate, reliable, and suitable for a college research project.
     

  • Identifying Scholarly Journals (PDF)
    Handout that offers guidance in distinguishing a peer-reviewed journal from a popular magazine.
     

  • APA Style Citation Guide (PDF)
    Handout giving examples for citing books, electronic books, articles, online articles in the American Psychological Association format.
     

  • MLA Style Citation Guide (PDF)
    Handout giving examples for citing books, electronic books, articles, online articles in the Modern Language Association format.

Guides from other institutions and organizations

  • OWL - Purdue University
    Detailed guides on citing print and electronic resources in both MLA and APA styles.
      

  • Guide to Library Research - Duke University
    This informative and useful guide from Duke University gives a seven step overview of the research process including choosing a topic, finding background information, refining a topic, selecting resources, searching for information, evaluating resources and citing sources.
     

  • The Seven Steps of the Research Process - Cornell University
    Seven steps outline a simple and effective strategy for finding information for a research paper and documenting the sources.
     

  • Writer's Handbook:  Documentation Styles
    This detailed guide from the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison covers six major styles:  APSA, APA, CBE, Chicago/Turabian, MLA and numbered references.
     

  • Modern Language Association Style
    FAQ covers documenting resources from the Web.  The print version of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers can be found in the library reference collection at call number LB2369 .G53.
     

  • Electronic Reference Formats Recommended by the APA
    This is the American Psychological Associations guide to citing electronic resources in the APA style.  The print version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association can be found in the library reference collection at call number BF76.7 .P83.