The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

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Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

  A lengthy guide with examples, from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.

Welcome To The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

MLA style covers the mechanics of writing, the format of the research paper, proper documentation of sources utilized, and other topics. This guide focuses on the MLA style of documenting sources used in a paper or other assignment and contains numerous examples, mostly from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab ( OWL )

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab provides instructions on how to use Modern Language Association Style and citation guidelines. Some required Cornerstone textbooks, such as Everything's an Argument (566-586), also provide tips on how to use MLA style.

A lengthy guide with examples, from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.
Find detailed explanations and examples of documentation in APA style, including a reference chart and sample paper, at the Purdue University online writing lab.
Examples of in-text citation from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab:

From the Purdue University Online Writing Lab

This guide will provide you with examples of the most used commonly used resources. If you do not see a resource represented on these pages, please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th edition. This manual can be found in the library, in the citation center bookcase, located between room 110 and Reference desk. This guide also provide the user with a link to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL), and a link to RefWorks, an online citation tool.

Find the specifics for using the Chicago Manual of Style at the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL).

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

This guide is based on material and examples from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab MLA website, the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, and an MLA guide by Dalyce Joslin of Camosun College. Sample citations from other sources are noted.

Refer to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) for instructions on how to format papers in the MLA style.

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Brief summary of APA style documentation. Handling quotations in your text. Your reference list. Examples. A Note on Notes. General APA Format.