Errors in Microsoft Word 2007 APA Formating (PDF) A few errors noted in the APA Formating function in Microsoft Word 2007, by Susie H. VanHuss, desktop computing expert, instructor and author, Mississippi State University
Official APA Style Format Manual Home Online Reference to the editorial style guide and system of citations preferred by the American Psychological Association. Specific recommendations regarding citations of electronic and on-line materials.
The Digital Object Indentifier (DOI) for On-Line Sources as part of the APA Style In the Sixth Edition (July 2009) of the APA Style Manual, citations for sources found in electronic databases and on the internet require inclusion of a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number, if one is available.
APA DOI and URL Flowchart: flow-charted, simplified explanation for using and finding Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for on-line source citations.
Electronic Sources and Locator Information: from the official APA Style Website, this PDF examines and explains the operation of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) as advocated in the Sixth Edition (July 2009) of the APA Style Manual.
Sample APA Paper (PDF) Diane Hacker presents a sample social sciences paper in the APA citation format, with a variety of different sources represented.
OWL Sample APA Paper APA sample paper in APA citation format, with a variety of different sources presented created by OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University.
MLA 2009 Citation Guide (PDF) Lone Star College-Cyfair Library guide to MLA Citation, 7th ed., prepared by Professor Monica Norem
MLA Style: English and other Humanities Bedford/St. Martin's "Research and Documentation Online" from Diane Hacker, formerly faculty at Prince George's Community College in Maryland. Examples of in-text citation, list of works cited, information notes, manuscript format and a sample paper.
Using MLA Format Excellent detailed guide created by OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University.
MLA: Overview Prepared by Writing Center at Colorado State University.
Citing Databases - Gale Citation guides for electronic documents found online in Gale Databases like Infotrac Newspapers, Business & Company Resource Center, Literature Resource Center, and Health Reference Center.
Chicago Style: History Bedford/St. Martin's "Research and Documentation Online" from Diane Hacker, Prince George's Community College. Examples of footnotes & endnotes, bibliography, model notes, manuscript format and sample pages.
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation Peter W. Martin Cornell Law School - "This citation primer is based on the Seventeenth Edition of the "Bluebook." This document links, point by point, to the disk version of this material held on the LII's Folio Webserver."
CSE Number System: Sciences Bedford/St. Martin's "Research and Documentation Online" from Diane Hacker, Prince George's Community College. Examples of number system, reference list, manuscript format and sample pages.
Online Citation Composers/Aggregators
Endnote (available to SHSU and TAMU students only)
Export journal and book records from many databases to EndNote
Access your citations anytime, from anywhere the Internet is available
Use "Cite While You Write" to insert references into Word as you write the paper with only a click or two to create citations and a bibliography in the style of your choice
Purdue University's On-Line Writing Lab With over 120 instructional handouts, this is one of the finest collections of writing resources on the Web. Topics covered include writing research papers, parts of speech, punctuation, sentence construction, spelling, ESL, and more.
Guide to Grammar and Writing College guide to effective use of the English language. Includes definitions of sentence parts, rules for comma usage and other punctuation marks, plurals and possessives, spelling, nouns and modifiers, words and phrases to avoid, capitalization, spelling and abbreviations.
Guide to Grammar & Style Prepared by Jack Lynch, "Assistant Professor in the English department of the Newark campus of Rutgers University, specializing in the English literature of the eighteenth century.."
UVic Writer's Guide From the University of Victoria (Canada) Writing Center. "Originally prepared for students in the English Department at the University of Victoria, the Guide is an introduction to the process of writing and to the study of literature."
Writer's Handbook From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center topics include Academic Writing, Essays & Application Letters, Grammar & Style and Documentation Guides.
Writers' Workshop From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Be sure to look at the other writing resources available on this exceptional web site.
Advice on Academic Writing "These files answer the kinds of questions that University of Toronto students ask about their written assignments. Most were created by writing instructors here--people who are familiar with U of T expectations. But you will also find links to good advice from writing instructors at other institutions."
How to Write a Term Paper From Gale Online Publishing "This guide is designed to support you as you use electronic and print resources to: Choose a Topic...Begin and Organize a Research Paper...Prepare a Works Cited Page."
Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation This guide looks at many of the quasi-political aspects of the thesis/dissertation process. "Such topics as how to select a supportive committee, making a compelling presentation of your research outcomes and strategies for actually getting the paper written are discussed." Scroll to the bottom of the page to find excellent links to additional online information.
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