Here is some information to help you get started. Many students cringe at the idea of research. It is overwhelming to read, choose a topic, write, and rewrite papers. Here are some example papers and links for MLA and APA style of citations.


Plagiarism is very taboo in American culture. Western styles of writing believe it is important to source the authors that we use ideas from in our papers. Therefore, be sure not to directly quote or paraphrase information from a source without documenting it.

Citing with MLA

Documenting within the text

The Works Cited Page

Citing with APA

Documenting within the text

The Reference Page

Research Links

IUP Library

Links for Internet Research

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