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English 101 - Puterbaugh

This guide will help you get started on your research. It includes video tutorials on how to search library databases. Click on the two tabs at the top to review how to evaluate internet sources and how to cite your work.

Formatting Your Paper

Click on the links below for information about writing research papers including the research process and how to format your papers.

  • APA Style Guide
    APA Style Research Guide.

  • OWL at Purdue (MLA)
    View a sample paper and see samples of sources formatted in the MLA citation style as well as a sample MLA-formatted paper. 

  • OWL at Purdue (APA)
    View a sample paper and see samples of sources formatted in the APA citation style as well as a sample APA-formatted paper. 

  • Steps to Writing a Research Paper 
    Learn about the research process and appropriate resources for the different types of papers.

Organizing and Citing Your Sources

Citation Tools

  • BibMe 
    This is a fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills: MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian
  • Citation Builder 
    This is a web-based tool designed to quickly and easily generate citations for sources consulted during the research process.
  • KnightCite 
    MLA, APA, Chicago
  • Son of Citation Machine 
    APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago
Citation Managers 
  • Mendeley 
    This reference manager and academic social network can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
  • Zotero 
    This is easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero is available as an add-on for Firefox only.

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