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Library Access & Services: Fall 2022

Research Assistance

undefinedI Need to Start My Paper! Where Can I Find Articles on My Topic? How Do I Do Citations?

The tools on this page will help you with your research projects from start to finish.

And don't forget, you can always contact a subject specialist librarian for one-on-one in-depth help.  

Finding Sources (Articles and Books)

If you need help finding sources for your research project, start with our video tutorials and online handouts.

Citation Styles

If you need help with writing and citing in MLA format, refer to these web pages and videos to help you cite your sources correctly.

 How to Cite References Using MLA Style

 Citing Sources in MLA Format

 Why We Cite (Examples in MLA Format)

 Purdue Owl MLA Formatting and Style Guide

If you need help with writing and citing in APA format, refer to these web pages and videos to help you cite your sources correctly.

 How to Cite References Using APA Style

 Citing Sources in APA Format

 Why We Cite (Examples in APA Format)

 Purdue Owl APA Formatting and Style Guide

If you need help with writing and citing in Chicago or Turabian format, refer to these web pages and videos to help you cite your sources correctly.

 How to Cite References Using Chicago/Turabian Style

 Chicago Style References - 17th Edition

 Purdue Owl Chicago Formatting and Style Guide

Research Guides

Research guides lead you right to the best sources for information in your subject area. They are created by our subject specialist librarians and are aimed at students just starting a project in specific majors like anatomy, engineering, history, psychology, English, etc. There might even be a research guide for your specific class.

A video on how to use the guides is available.

Document Formatting

We have a couple of videos that could help you with formatting your research paper:

Creating Hanging Indents in Word

Creating a Running Head in Word

The Writing Center

Get one-on-one help from a writing tutor by contacting Wayne State's Writing Research & Technology Zone, a service offered by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.