Research Paper Guides and Tools
- APA Crib Sheet - PDF file - This is a portable document format crib sheet for APA style research papers. Correct spacing is maintained in examples.
- Associated Press Style Guide for Journalism - This is a collection of some of the most useful style references. For complete references, please consult The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual.
- Diana Hacker Research and Documentation Online - An extensive annotated list of specialized sources for more than 25 disciplines. Guidelines for documenting print and online sources for MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE styles.
- Finding Data on the Internet - A site designed for journalists, the site includes some of the best and most popular sites for getting statistics on crime, education, etc. It also includes a basic tutorial on understanding and using research and statistical data in writing.
- KnightCite Citation Builder - This website helps you create citations for MLA, APA, and Chicago styles for both print and electronic sources.
- MLA Crib Sheet - PDF file - This is a portable document format crib sheet for MLA style research papers. Correct spacing is maintained in examples.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab - APA - These OWL resources will help you learn how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style. This section contains resources on in-text citation and the References page, as well as APA sample papers, slide presentations, and the APA classroom poster.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab - MLA - These OWL resources will help you learn how to use the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation and format style. This section contains resources on in-text citation and the Works Cited page, as well as MLA sample papers, slide presentations, and the MLA classroom poster.
- United States Copyright Office - Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Find information on copyright law at this site.