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Writing and Research Guides

Last Updated: 9/14/2020 2:42 AM

Writing and Research Guides

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Citation Guides

Research

Need help creating citations? The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at ...

The OWL at Purdue Writing Lab- MLA Guide

 

Need help creating citations? The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at ...

The OWL at Purdue Writing Lab- APA Guide

 

What is a Citation video


 

r4s

Research 4 Success

A six-step course on INFOhio on how to research and write a paper effectively.  

How to Research ONLINE

Checking Sources for Accuracy

How/Why to use INFOhio video


 

Understanding Plagiarism video


 

Most INFOhio databases have a citation or cite button. Clicking on this will often give you the citation in the format you need, just copy and paste it into your work. 

Sometimes clicking the citation link will give you the information you need but it will not be in MLA or APA format. Use one of the links below to generate the proper format.

Still have questions? Ask your teacher or librarian!

 

1 page MLA Quick Start (MLA 8 format) - Printable page to get started quickly with MLA. Print in landscape format for best readability. Purdue OWL. MLA 8 format

1 page APA Quick Start

Printable page  to get started quickly with APA. Print in landscape format for best readability. Purdue OWL

Parenthetical (In-text) citation guidelines (MLA)

From the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Citing digital images, tweets,

YouTube and more (MLA)

From the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

​Citing Social Media (YouTube,Twitter, blogs and more) (APA)  

From the APA Style Blog

Academy of Art University Image Citation Guide (MLA)

Provides basic format and examples

Citing sources in Google Slides/PPT (MLA)

Citing Sources in Google Slides/PPT (APA)

A Google Slides presentation about citing texts and images in a presentation. From Bennett College library tutorials

WorldCat

Use WorldCat to look up any book,(use the ISBN for best results) then click on the cite/export link. Select your format (MLA, APA, etc) to see the proper citation. No building needed!

Citation Builder from NCSU Library

MLA and APA
Citation Machine 

MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian

BibMe

MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

This is NOT a citation builder but will take you step by step through the research and citation process. 

 Easybib - MLA, APA and Chicago-  https://www.easybib.com/

 

What does a "good" research question look like?

Developing a research question can be the toughest and most rewarding part of research. Get it right and the whole project flows together. If your question is too vague or too detailed you won't be able to answer it! Use these resources to learn what a good research question looks like and how you can create your own.

VIDEOS

These videos walk you through the reasons to develop a good question and what a good question might look like. Below are documents and links to help when you are ready to turn your own topic into a research question!

Help me get started....

This document gives you some question starters as well as finished examples from social studies and language arts. You won't necessarily come up with a question for each starter depending on your topic. Try it! Bring your results to your teacher or librarian for feedback. 

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