What is a resource guide?

A resource guide is a subject-specific list of sources to help with research projects. These guides are created by librarians and offer suggestions for books, journals, or websites that contain information on a certain topic. Resource guides are not meant to include all sources of information on a topic, but instead serve as a starting point.

Where can I find help on citing sources for papers?

OWL at Purdue: This comprehensive website offers formatting and citation assistance for Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychology Association (APA) styles, as well as writing advice.

A printable APA Citation brochure guide is available here.

APA Style Blog: The official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. The searchable interface lets you look for specific questions you may have about using APA. Entries are easy to understand and include lots of examples and feedback.

How can I get more assistance with my research?

Come to the library! The knowledgeable staff is always available to help you develop a thoughtful research plan, search for books or articles, or provide citation assistance. If you want to set up a research appointment, please call Jani Costilla (275-4874).