Writing & Citation Guide LRC@TCC
Scope: Find examples and explanations on how to write papers, using APA, MLA or Chicago formatting standards.
Browse TCC Library Shelves in these Areas:
Research papers: LB2369 or ZA3065 APA Formatting:
Essays: PE1417-1471 Chicago Style Guide: LB2369.T8
For more help, email your TCC librarian.
Center at the Virginia Beach campus offers self
help handouts and free assistance on a voluntary basis to students
who are given lab reports, research papers,
essays, and other writing assignments in any subject.
and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker is recommended by
TCC's Writing Center and includes the MLA, APA, CBE, and Chicago
OWL-Purdue University Perhaps the best online resource for APA, MLA and writing form examples, the Online
Writing Lab at Purdue University provides extensive citation examples and writing tutorials.
Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism from Duke University includes
APA, Turabian, MLA, Chicago for print and online resources and
sections on citing sources within your paper and assembling a
list of works cited.
Differences Between MLA, APA and Chicago formats a great, explanatory table by Winston-Salem State University.
Style for Research Papers From Long Island University, APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian and
Citation Style for Citing Internet Sources Shows you how to format Internet sources in MLA, APA and Chicago standards.
Writing Program contains a number of helpful materials,
such as some well-written essays that answer the question "What
is an academic paper?" and also provide information on researching
topics for papers. The site also includes information on such
topics as writing about film, music, sociology courses, and examples
of citing sources in APA,
MLA and Science.
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Chicago or Turabian Style Examples:
Citing in Chicago Style From the University of Wisconsin.
Society of America style guidelines
Citation, Introduction to Basics based on the "Blue
Book" 17th. edition recommended by MLA.
Online Instructional Videos
Research at TCC Basic concepts of information literacy and
how to start your research.
Plagiarism at TCC provides general guidelines for using sources
Research in Tidewater Consortium Libraries
Web Pages from UC Berkeley.
ODU Idea Generator a list of possible ideas for research papers or public speaking topics.
Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals