Friday, July 18, 2008


One excellent, but traditional, on-line resource for you as a student and writer is The OWL at Purdue; that stands for “on-line writing lab.” The resource is linked often throughout this text. Be sure to visit as a reference, but be cautioned that a reference is simply a place for advice. Ultimately as a student, writer, and scholar, you must make your own decisions. Find The OWL at Purdue here:

Also, you should visit the writing center link available at Temple University. Be sure to search for the excellent PDFs available to help with APA, MLA, and Chicago citation formats.

Additional Resources:

• “Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices” from The Council of Writing Program Administrators (

• The Stanford University Libraries, “Copyright & Fair Use” (

• Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics (

• How to Recognize Plagiarism Test, Indiana University (

• Resources for Scholarly Writing, Walden University (

• Critically Analyzing Information Sources, Cornell University (

• Evaluating Internet Resources: An Annotated Guide to Selected Resources, Library of Congress (

• Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask, UC Berkeley—Teaching Library Internet Workshops (