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Tutorials & Citation Guides

We’ve put together lots of great resources for you to use! Feel free to peruse our citation resources, find a handout on drafting, or watch a tutorial. We’re also happy to go over these in a session with you, so if you have a question, reach out to one of our tutors! 

APA Citation Guides & Resources

Our tutors created some citation guides and FAQ handouts to guide you through some of the most common citation questions with APA 6 & 7. Feel free to use these for your own study, or come visit us in the Writing Center, and we’d love to walk you through your citation questions.

Additionally, if you have further questions, we’d love to recommend a couple of other resources for you: Hamersly Library’s APA resources, the APA Style Guide (which contains detailed answers to many common APA citation questions) and Purdue OWL, which is an easy-to-use guide as well.

MLA Citation Guides & Resources

Our tutors created some citation guides and FAQ handouts to guide you through some of the most common citation questions with MLA. Feel free to use these for your own study, or come visit us in the Writing Center, and we’d love to walk you through your citation questions.

Additionally, if you have further questions, we’d love to recommend a couple of other resources for you: Hamersly Library’s MLA Guide and Purdue OWL, which is an easy-to-use guide.

Please note that MLA will be updated to the 9th edition in April 2021, meaning some of its guidelines will change.

Chicago Citation Guides & Resources

Our tutors created a Chicago citation handout to guide you through some of the most common citation questions with Chicago. Feel free to use these for your own study, or come visit us in the Writing Center, and we’d love to walk you through your citation questions.

Additionally, if you have further questions, we’d love to recommend a couple of other resources for you: Hamersly Library’s Chicago Guide, the Chicago Style Guide (which contains detailed answers to many common Chicago citation questions), and Purdue OWL, which is an easy-to-use guide as well:

Please note that the American Anthropological Association (AAA) has switched to Chicago style.

ASA Citation Guides & Resources

Our tutors created a citation guide to guide you through some of the most common citation questions with ASA. We are currently working to update it for the 6th edition of ASA. Feel free to use this for your own study, or come visit us in the Writing Center, and we’d love to walk you through your citation questions.

Additionally, if you have further questions, we’d love to recommend a couple other resource for you: Hamersly Library’s ASA Guide and Purdue OWL’s ASA Style Guide page, which is an easy-to-use guide.

Comprehensive List of Citation Style Guides

Style guides include information with regard to editorial style, formatting, punctuation, citations, and reference lists. College instructors require you to use particular style guides in their courses, and the list below offers an overview of guides which are currently utilized at Western:

    Other Helpful Resources

    In addition to the citation resources, our tutors have compiled some helpful handouts and resources to walk you through the process of drafting and refining your paper. These materials touch on a few of the questions we are often asked, so we wanted to share them with you. Feel free to use these for your own study, or come visit us in the Writing Center, and we’d love to help you personally with these questions! 

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