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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Writing resources for students

General citation resources
APA Style
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association

Online APA guides:

Other citation styles
Managing citations
Citation Management Tools at OU: The gateway to citation management software

To quickly generate individual citations online: Citations provided by these free online tools should always be double-checked for accuracy.
General writing guides

Writer's Handbook (Writing Center-UW-Madison)

Additional resources at OU's Writing Center

Avoiding plagiarism

Kresge Library Plagiarism Tutorial


Plagiarism is defined by the Modern Language Association (MLA) as "the use of another person's ideas, information, or expressions without acknowledging that person's work" [MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed., p. 66].

Examples of plagiarism include copying from a source word for word without citing the original source, as well as paraphrasing an author's words or even ideas withoutgiving appropriate credit.

Take a look at Oakland University's statement on plagiarism and academic dishonesty in the Oakland University Code of Student Conduct.

Additional resources

Grammar and usage guides
Evaluating resources
Writing an annotated bibliography

Tips for Writing an Annotated Bibliography (U. Wisconsin-Madison)
Where to get help

The Writing Center at Oakland University

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