Writing & Citing Tips

Critical Thinking

Writing  your essay or an annotated bibliography

Citing your sources

Referencing your sources in an important part of academic writing. Why?

  • it lets you acknowledge the ideas or words of others if you use them in your work
  • it demonstrates that you are using the scholarly record and can provide authority for statements you make in your essay
  • it enables readers to find the source information
  • it helps you avoid plagiarism

if you need help, consult the Citing your sources web page, or the Using APA Style Tip Sheet

Instructional citation videos:

Other Writing Help

Writing Services is located on the 4th floor of the library and offers students instruction on developing an argument structuring ideas, writing well, etc. and is part of the Centre for Student Academic Support.

You can meet with a writing consultant during their drop-in hours on the 4th floor of the libary or book an online appointment.

Content last reviewed: September 19, 2018