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Citation Styles & Academic Writing

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Citation Styles

Academic Writing


Citation Styles

The Basics of APA Style®
This is an official APA free online tutorial. In-depth explanations of APA citation style and APA paper format can be found.


Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide, The Chicago Manual of Style Online
This is an official guide to Chicago citation. The guide covers “notes and bibliography style” and “author-date style”, the two varieties of Chicago citation style.


Citation Styles, Center for Writing Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This Handbook summarizes and illustrates the bibliographical formatting rules for two different citation styles: APA style and MLA style.


Citation System, Student Handbook, The Education University of Hong Kong [中/ENG]
Our university’s guide to citation. A source you must visit before starting your works submitted to the university. You are recommended to read both English and Chinese version to learn citing resources in both languages.


Citation Guides, Cite This For Me
This citation guides demonstrate the application of APA, MLA, Harvard, Vancouver, Chicago, and Turabian styles. Cite This For Me is also a free web-based citation generator.


Works Cited: A Quick Guide, The MLA Style Center
This is an official guide to MLA citation style. It gives step-by-step demonstration to show how to develop each entry of your referencing from the beginning.



Academic Writing

Advice on Academic Writing, University of Toronto
The advices stated on this site answer the kinds of question that university students always ask on academic writing. Its wide-converge includes processes of doing academic assignments, like planning, and instructions on different kinds of writing, like lab report.


How to Format Your Research Paper, Science Buddies
This page presents a table that summaries the guidelines of APA and MLA paper formatting styles, the two major academic paper formats.


The Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material. Students, members of the community, and worldwide users will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.


UW-Madison Writer’s Handbook
This e-handbook gives you instruction in academic and professional writing. Content includes guidance in writing research papers, grant proposals, reviews, and scientific reports etc.


Writing, The University of Sydney
This is a comprehensive guide to academic writing. The content starts from definition of academic writing and types of academic writing to instructions on editing and proofreading.


Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation
This website provides a detailed guide on preparing thesis or dissertation. It gives a step-by-step guide to assist readers in thinking through the many aspects of crafting, preparing and writing a thesis or dissertation.