Citations and Research
Citing papers properly presents a challenged to even the most experienced writers. The resources below are intended to help you quickly and easily answer questions about any issue regarded proper citation and documentation.
- Citation (entry on Wikipedia providing an overview on and links for various citation styles)
- APA Style -- Frequently Asked Questions (from APA)
- MLA Formatting and Style Guide (from Purdue's OWL)
- Chicago Manual of Style: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). This site by the editors of the Chicago Manual of Style has a question-and-answer forum for readers.
- Plagiarism (Rebecca Moore Howard and NCTE)
- Turnitin.com. Gonzaga subscribes to this online service, and your instructor may ask you to post your paper to that site or may submit your papers, depending on the policy outlined in your syllabus. For more information, the Foley Center Library's webpage on TurnItIn.
Oftentimes, successful writing is built on successful research. The resources below are intended to help provide direction to researchers and writers who may be lost in their current research endeavors.
- Foley Center Library Catalog
- Tutorials for RefWorks and other research tools on the Foley Center Library website
- A Guide to Using Sources (Harvard University) includes good advice about when and how much to cite.
- Search Engine Watch (provides information to help you evaluate the capabilities of various search engines, including which search engines allow sites to pay for a high ranking)
Writing Center Research & Scholarship
- The Writing Lab Newsletter
- PeerCentered (for peer writing tutors/consultants)
- TutorTalk (podcasts from West Virginia University Writing Center)
- Praxis: A Writing Center Journal
- The Writing Center Journal
- International Writing Centers Association
- Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association
- National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing
- The Writing Centers Research Project