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Gerald R. Sherratt Library

 

Library Resources and Services for Distance Learners: Writing Guides

Library resources for students participating in online and distance classes.

APA Format

APA (American Psychological Association) Format

APA Style is the set of guidelines and rules that the APA maintains for writing research papers and citing your sources in the social sciences. Sources cited in APA Style are called "References." All the guidelines, rules, and everything you want to learn about the APA citation style, you can find in:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). (2020). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Copies of the Manual are available in the library in Reserve (check at the Circulation Desk), the Reference Collection (RREF BF76.7 .P83 2020), and the Main Collection (BF76.7 .P83 2020). 

APA Format Help 

From the SUU Library, scroll down and choose Research Guides under Using the Library.

MLA Style

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

MLA Style is the set of guidelines and rules that the Modern Language Association maintains for writing research papers and citing your sources in English and the humanities. Sources cited in MLA Style are listed under "Works Cited" at the end of the paper. All the guidelines, rules, and everything you want to learn about the MLA citation style, you can find in:

An image of the new MLA 8 Handbook cover.

 MLA handbook Eighth edition. The Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

Copies of the MLA Handbook are available in the library in Reserve (check at the Circulation Desk), the Reference  Collection (LB2369 .G53 2016 Ref), and the Main Collection (LB2369 .G53 2016). 

 

MLA Style Help 

From the SUU Library scroll down to the bottom and select Research Guides under the column Using the Library:

The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)

The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)

The Chicago Manual of Style Online is the venerable, time-tested guide to style, usage, and grammar in an accessible online format. It is the indispensable reference for writers, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers, informing the editorial canon with sound, definitive advice.

The Chicago Manual of Style, Seventeenth Edition by The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff, 2017.

Two copies are available at (Z253.U69 2017)--one in the regular circulating shelves on the second level, and one in the Reference section on the first level.

CMOS help

Visit Chicago Manual of Style Online for a broad range of helpful tools and access to both the Seventeenth and Sixteenth Editions.