Choosing a Topic and Getting Search Results
- University of Mississippi Libraries. This page is a collection of tools to help you get started with your research.
- Introduction to APA Style Formatting (Created by Moye Library Staff)
- Basics of APA Style: This site, a part of the official APA website, contains an in-depth tutorial covering many of the details you will need to know.
- University of Maryland University College, APA tutorial. This tutorial is concise and full of examples. An excellent resource to view before getting started with your paper.
- Frequently Asked Questions about APA: This is also part of the official APA website. The questions cover a wide range of topics that will be of interest to anyone formatting their paper in APA style.
Moye Library Resources:
- MLA Tutorial by University Libraries, The University of Southern Mississippi
The Turabian citation style, based on the manual written by Kate Turabian, is a condensed version of Chicago citation style from The Chicago Manual of Style. Turabian is designed for student papers whereas the Chicago style includes additional information for authors who are in the process of publishing.
Moye Library Resources:
The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition, and A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate Turabian are available at the Reference Desk and at the Circulation Desk. Additional copies are located on the shelves and are available for check-out.
The websites below reflect a citation style which is a combination of Turabian and Chicago, and reflect the citation format you will find in NC LIVE.
- The Writing Center at University of Wisconsin at Madison's Chicago/Turabian Documentation
Chemistry students at Mount Olive are instructed to use the citation format of the American Chemistry Society.
Moye Library Resources:
The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, 3rd edition, is available at Moye Library at the reference desk.
The two websites below reflect the citation formats from the ACS style guide, 3rd edition.
- eTurabian: Citation maker for both Turabian and MLA style formats
- KnightCite by Calvin College
- Landmark’s Son of Citation Maker by David Warlick and The Landmark Project
If you are assigned an annotated bibliography, your instructor will be reviewing not only your collection of resources, but also your knowledge and analysis of those resources. Use the websites below to learn about the different types of annotations and to see examples of annotated bibliography entries.
- Annotated Bibliography Tutorial (Created by Cornell University)
This tutorial discusses the difference between an abstract and an annotation and also includes suggestions for what topics to include in the annotation.
- Annotated Bibliographies (Created by the Kansas University Writing Center)
Although concise, this guide is helpful in showing the differences between descriptive and evaluative annotations.
- Annotated Bibliographies (Created by The Writing Center, The University of Wisconsin-Madison)
When deciding on which type of annotation you are going to write, choose the link "What goes into the content of the annotations?"
The websites below instruct the user on how and when to use quotations and paraphrasing in order to avoid plagiarism.
- The Writing Center at University of Wisconsin at Madison: Quoting and Paraphrasing Sources
- Avoiding Plagiarism (Created by Moye Library Staff)
- Bergen Community College: Avoiding Dropped Quotations
Each of the websites below provide an excellent process for helping students determine if a website is suitable for academic use.
- Georgetown University Library: Evaluating Internet Resources
- University of Maryland: Evaluating Websites
- Albany University Library: Evaluating Internet Sites 101
The following Web 2.0 tools allow group members to share documents, spreadsheets, or presentations with seamless communication and collaboration. Everyone in the group can see the shared item which is stored in the cloud; any edits a group member makes are instantly uploaded for all to see. All changes, or past versions, are saved on the site so group members can see the progression of edits that have been made. These tools make doing a group project possible without the group ever physically getting together.
The resources below were created by the University of Mount Olive Department of Religion.
- Approved Bible Commentaries and Dictionaries
- Approved Websites for Research in Religion
- Journals for General Biblical Studies
- Citing Bible Commentaries in Chicago Style
- Approved Bible Commentaries and Dictionaries available full-text online
- Location of approved Bible Commentaries and Dictionaries for UMO satellite locations