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Purdue OWL: Research and Citation Resources
Information on citation formats such as The Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, APA and more under the "Research and Citation" tab in the navigation bar (on the left).
General Writing Resources
Top-level writing resources arranged by topic.
Mechanics of Writing
These OWL resources will help you with sentence level organization and style. This area includes resources on writing issues, such as active and passive voice, parallel sentence structure, parts of speech, and transitions.
These OWL resources will help you with the types of writing you may encounter while in college. The OWL resources range from rhetorical approaches for writing, to document organization, to sentence level work, such as clarity.
Using Foreign Languages in Academic Writing in English
This resource will provide you with discussion of general considerations for translation in academic writing as well as information on the MLA conventions of integrating foreign languages in academic texts. The specific issues include:
--> General translation strategies
--> Quoting foreign text and translating quotations
--> Using foreign names and titles in English writing
Periodical Publication Categories
Ulrichsweb(Ulrich's Periodical Directory)is the authoritative source of detailed information on periodicals of all types -- academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world.
Are Books Considered Scholarly Resources?
Are Books Considered Scholarly Publications?
It depends. Just as periodicals can be categorized as academic, scholarly, peer reviewed or popular, books and other "grey literature" research resources are also published with different audiences and purposes. This handout will help you determine if a book or another type of research resource is academic/scholarly in nature.
One method of identifying relevant sources on a topic is to review the bibliography of a respected source. It's essential to know how to "read" the citations for the items listed to determine if they're referencing a book, a journal article, a chapter in a book, etc. This handout will help.
Struggling with topic generating? Having trouble breaking down your topic to determine search terms? Filling in this Concept Mapping handout will help you.
NOTE: The Libraries' paid subscription to RefWorks is not going to be renewed, thus we are not recommending setting up new accounts.
UWM Writing Center
One-on-one graduate-level peer tutoring, and a pilot program for graduate students who wish to meet with a faculty writing consultant to discuss graduate writing projects.
Strategies for Graduate Writers
Guidelines for graduate students.