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An Introduction to the Chicago Manual of Style

Your professor has assigned you a paper and requested it be done using the Chicago Manual of Style. All well and good, you think; except, what is the Chicago Manual of Style? Our editors help make sense of this style guide. Continued...


An Introduction to the Chicago Manual of Style Podcast

When you are requested to cite another author's work when writing a paper, formatting styles can vary. This podcast will detail how to apply Chicago style properly for both the sciences and arts/humanities. Continued...


APA Series Part Five: APA Reference Page

Part five of our APA series provides an example of an APA reference page done to the latest standards of the The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Continued...


APA Series Part Four: APA Title Page

Are you unfamiliar with how to write an APA title page? Our editors explain how to properly format an APA title page. Continued...


APA Series Part Two: APA Paper Format

In the first article of our APA series we talked about APA style and formatting basics. This article will now discuss how to write an APA-styled paper, tackling essay components like the title page, abstract, and body. Continued...


Citation Software Reviews: Tired of Manually Organizing Citations?

If you are a student writing essays, citing your sources is a tedious but necessary task. If you are thinking about purchasing citation software so you no longer have to do citations manually, this podcast offers a review of the top three citation software options: CiteULike, Zotero, and Mendeley Desktop. Continued...


Citation Software: Tired of Manually Organizing Your Citations?

We know that creating and organizing citations are a major part of academic writing, and we also know that they can sometimes be a hassle, to say the least. This article will not tell you how to use citation software; instead, it will provide a review of the three most popular free referencing tools available on the Internet to help you decide which one is right for you. Continued...


Errors in the APA Style Guide

Yes, the rumors you’ve heard are true: errors have been found in the 6th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide. But we want to calm and reassure you by letting you know about the types of errors in the APA Style Guide that have occurred, what the APA has done to address these problems, and what your options are if you possess a faulty version. Continued...


MLA Citations: A How-To Guide

Are you confused by MLA citations? Our editors explain everything you need to know about MLA citations and offer examples to help illustrate our point. Continued...


Our Editors Shine Light on Errors in the APA Style Guide

The original 6th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide contained several errors. But rest assured, they have been corrected. In this podcast we will highlight the types of errors in the APA Style Guide that have occurred, what the APA has done to address these problems, and what your options are if you possess a faulty version. Continued...


Plagiarism and Its Repercussions

Plagiarism is one of the most serious offenses within the literary, academic, and professional world. The act of plagiarism violates both academic and professional integrity, and often comes with very serious consequences for any individual caught doing it. Continued...


Plagiarism and Its Repercussions Podcast

Plagiarism is the act of representing someone else's ideas as your own and is a serious offense. As discussed in this podcast, properly citing your sources is one way to avoid plagiarism. Continued...


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