Research and Documentation

This information will help you choose a topic, write and revise research papers.

MLA Workshop Online

View the MLA Documentation workshop online here.

MLA Style

In English and in some humanities classes, you may be asked to use the MLA (Modern Language Association) style for documenting sources.

APA Style

In social sciences—like psychology, anthropology, and sociology—you may be asked to use the APA (American Psychological Association) style for documenting sources.

Using the Internet for Research

Helpful links for Internet research

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is defined as using someone else’s words, original ideas, or data in your work of writing without giving proper credit or reference to the creator.

Determining a Thesis

A thesis statement requires understanding your subject and its importance. Learn how to a solid thesis statement can direct the rest of your paper.

Supporting Your Ideas

It is important to support the ideas and arguments you present in your writing.

Essay Terms

Definitions of common essay terms