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The following writing websites and videos can help you write your papers and assignments.

Writing Labs and Guides

Purdue University Online Writing Lab
Over 200 resources on:
  • Writing
  • Research
  • Grammar
  • Style
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Professional writing
Writing the Personal Statement (UC Berkeley)
Write the personal insight questions for an application to the University of California or other four-year universities.

Citing Sources

MLA Style
The new approach to citing sources from the MLA Handbook, 8th Edition, 2016. Watch videos on how to cite sources with MLA.
APA Style FAQ
The American Psychological Association (APA) documentation style: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Chicago Style
Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide
ASA (Sociology) Style (The Purdue Online Writing Lab)
Guides to formatting manuscripts, in-text citations and references page

Videos about MLA 8th Edition, 2016

MLA Style, 8th Editions: An Introduction
Length 4:30. A quick introduction to the major changes in the MLA Handbook
Understanding MLA Style (8th Edition, 2016 Updates)
Length 11:20. Many examples showing the logic of the new changes and to explore some of the most noticeable new details
EBSCOhost Citations in MLA 8th Edition Style
Length 11:17. How to cite articles in MLA 8th Edition Style

Research Paper and MLA Video Series

FGC-MLA 8th Edition Part 1: Using Research in Your Paper, In-Text Citations
Length 7:35. Introduces the MLA Citation Style 8th Edition, explains when to cite sources, the different ways to use information in your paper and how to correctly format in-text citations.
FGC-MLA Style 8th Edition Part 2: Core Elements, Formatting Works Cited Entries
Length 15:24. The works cited list elements, format, punctuation and containers, quotations and titles.
MLA Citation Style 8th Edition Part 3: Template, Works Cited Examples
Length 12:33. How to use the MLA template to organize citation information and properly create MLA entries for cited works.

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