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ASSISTANCE FROM LIBRARIANS

Reference librarians are available to assist you with the proper use of MLA, APA and other documentation styles. Stop by the reference desk with your questions or, if you prefer, make an appointment with a reference librarian.

If you are a distance learning student, you can call the Library at 419.289.5400 (ask for a reference librarian) or send us an e-mail at library@ashland.edu.

 

THE WRITING STUDIO

The Writing Studio, 104 Center for Humanities in Bixler Hall, is a resource for students to work with consultants on documentation styles . . . as well as all other aspects of the writing process.

GRADUATE WRITING CONSULTATION

Ashland University Graduate Writing Consulation is a free service for students enrolled in a graduate degree program at Ashland University. "The aim of the service is to collaborate with and mentor students as they explore ways to improve their graduate-level academic writing skills. The service includes both individual and small-group consultations; all consultations are confidential." Requests should be made via gwc@ashland.edu. Visit the GWC web site for information.

 

ONLINE GUIDES FOR DOCUMENTATION STYLES

MLA Style

     MLA Handbook FAQ (Modern Language Association)
     MLA Documentation Style (Ashland University)
     Research and Documentation Online (Bedford/St. Martin's)
     The OWL at Purdue (Purdue University)
     The Writer’s Handbook (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
 

APA Style

     APA Style.org (American Psychological Association)
     APA Documentation Style (Ashland University)
     Research and Documentation Online (Bedford/St. Martin's)
     The OWL at Purdue (Purdue University)
     The Writer’s Handbook (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
 

Chicago Style

     Chicago Manual of Style Online (University of Chicago Press)
     Chicago Documentation Style (footnotes/endnotes) (Ashland University)
     Research and Documentation Online (Bedford/St. Martin's)
     The OWL at Purdue (Purdue University)
     The Writer's Handbook (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

 

DOCUMENTATION STYLE MANUALS AT THE LIBRARY

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (2009, 7th ed.)
          Call # LB2369 .G53 2009 

          Copies available at:
               • Reference Collection
               • Reference Desk
 

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010, 6th ed.)
          Call # BF76.7 .P83 2010 

          Copies available at:
               • Reference Collection
               • Reference Desk
               • Reserve Collection
               • IRC Reference Collection
               • Seminary Reference Collection
               • Seminary Circulating Collection
 

The Chicago Manual of Style (2010, 16th ed.)
          Call # Z253 .U69 2010

          Copies available at:
               • Reference Collection
               • Reference Desk
 

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (2007, 7th ed.)
          Call # LB2369 .T8 2007

          Copies available at:
               • Reference Desk
               • Seminary Reference Collection
               • Seminary Circulating Collection
               • Columbus Circulating Collection