Academic Pathways to Excellence (APEX)

This guide is developed for students in the Academic Pathways to Excellence (APEX) Program. It is intended as a Library resource gateway to introduce you to the Wayne State University Library System, its services and resources.

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Reference Desks

Undergraduate (UGL): 313-577-8852
Purdy/Kresge: 313-577-6423
Arthur Neef Law: 313-577-6180
Shiffman Medical: 313-577-1094

Help with Writing

The Writing Center is located in the UGL, and offers support for your writing project at all stages. The tutors in the Writing Center get pretty busy, so make an appointment. You can get help in-person or online.


​Online Tools

Help with Citation Styles

You will need to cite the information sources (articles, books, websites) that you use as sources of information for writing your research paper or completing your research assignment. Your professor may ask you to use a specific citation style, like MLA or APA. The library has a guide to help you use these styles correctly.

Assignment Planner

The Assignment Planner is a tool you can use to help you organize yourself to successfully complete your research paper assignment.

Research Papers


Video on Research Notetaking

This brief video is an example of how to create high-quality research notes. Please note this video was not developed specifically for this class, so you may be using a different citation style and you may be using different library databases. This is just to give you some ideas about how you should take notes as you do your research.