Writing and Research Help

ISU Writing Center: visit their web site, or go to their Rendezvous Building location for in-person help.

Instructors may give helpful information on:

  • which citation style they want used
  • what kind of bibliography they want to be written
  • explanations on what they want in the speech or paper
  • advice and help with the assignment

Eli M. Oboler Library: librarians at the first-floor reference desk can locate style manuals and writing guides that can help you write your citations. They can also help you perform research.

Online Help
  • Citing Sources: this page was put together by library staff to help locate style guides and citation examples.

  • Son of Citation Machine: find online tools that can help you write citations. Note: make sure that the citations conform to the style your instructor requires.

  • Zotero: free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Note: check your citations with the correct manual to make sure they are in the proper format.

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