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CHE 100: Writing and Citing Resources

Style Manuals and Citation Methods

Check out our Guide on Style Manuals and Citation Methods (click on the tab for APA)

Hint: Use this guide for ALL  for your assignments in all courses. This guide also has links to citation generators, ways to to avoid plagiarism etc.

Many research databases (e.g. Academic Search Complete) have built-in citation generators (usually a pull-down menu when your .you e-mail your citations). HOWEVER, there are frequently formatting errors SO always check against the APA Style Manual or the various  guides listed in our guide.

 The APA guide from Purdue University (OWL) is easy to use. Examples:

Print Encyclopedia:

Bergmann, P. G. (1993). Relativity. In The New Encyclopedia Britannica (Vol. 26, pp. 501-508). Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia    Britannica.

Online Encyclopedias and dictionaries do not provide bylines (authors' names). When no byline is present, move the entry name to the front of the citation. Provide publication dates if present or specify (n.d.) if no date is present in the entry.

Feminism. (n.d.). In Encyclopædia Britannica online. Retrieved from

Citation Genertors

Writing and Research Assistance

Learning Assistance Center

 The Learning Assistance Center offers four areas of assistance:

1.  classes on learning skills, for example, time management, note taking, etc.
2.  tutorial services:  Individual and group
3.  ESL tutorial services
4.  supplemental instruction for specific classes

Writer's Resource Lab

The Writer's Resource Lab (WRL) is CSULB's central writing center.  The Center's peer tutors provide across-the-curriculum writing instruction to help students become more effective and independent writers.