Check out these websites to get tips to help you become a better writer!
Tutorials from Linked-In Learning -- Do a module or two or complete the whole course. Look at the Contents tab on the left hand side of the screen to identify individual modules to view.
Do you need a specialized citation style beyond APA, Chicago, or MLA? Check out Zotero's Style Repository for other formats.
The Libraries provide workshops to get you started using Zotero. Check the workshop calendar for times and locations.
Use Mendeley to generate accurate citations and quick bibliographies. Get started with these short video tutorials (~3 minutes each):
More tutorials and guides are available to assist you with using all the features offered with Mendeley. The University Libraries also provide workshops to get you started using Mendeley. Check the workshop calendar for times and locations.
Examples of APA style, 7th ed., citations for a book and a journal article:
Generic Book Citation format:
Authors. (publication year). Book title in italics. Publisher name.
Actual Book Citation
Farr, J., & Dow, B. L., Jr. (2010). Project management's role in life cycle costing. American Society for
Engineering Management (ASEM).
Generic Journal Article Citation
Authors. (year published). Title of journal article. Name of journal in italics. Vol #(Issue #), page numbers.
Actual Journal Article Citation
Monteleagre, R., & Keil, M. (2000). De-escalating information technology projects: Lessons from the Denver
International Airport. MIS Quarterly, 24(3), 417-447.
Tutorial Link: https://youtu.be/gmZIfLX_qs8
Examples of Dataset Citations
APA (7th edition)
Smith, T.W., Marsden, P.V., & Hout, M. (2011). General social survey, 1972-2010 cumulative file (ICPSR31521-v1) [data file
and codebook]. Chicago, IL: National Opinion Research Center [producer]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium
for Political and Social Research [distributor]. doi: 10.3886/ICPSR31521.v1
O’Donohue, W. (2017). Content analysis of undergraduate psychology textbooks (ICPSR 21600; Version V1) [Data set].
See the Citing Datasets subject guide (https://infoguides.gmu.edu/citingdata) for more information and examples.
Citing Statistical Tables from a Publication or Website
See this comprehensive guide ( https://libguides.lib.msu.edu/c.php?g=96245&p=626237) on citing statistical tables and charts from the Michigan State University Libraries. The guide is filled with examples and is very helpful.
Citation Software Tools (Free)
The following citation software tools can help you organize your research and create your citations when writing a paper using them. Both tools collect and store the information about your sources that is needed to create a citation. As you write your paper, they track your in-text citations. They will then generate the reference list using the stored information.
Free to download, easy to use -- Try one of them out! Links to tutorials are listed with the link to the tool.