Writing & Style Guides

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Citation style guides

Hints for writers:

  • In addition to the guides listed above, librarians can recommend additional resources and often find helpful examples.
  • Formatting a citation often requires judgement from the writer.
  • All relevant citation elements for an item can usually be identified in the catalogue or journal article database record in which the item was found. Your citation in turn enables readers to find the item.

How to cite: types of publications

Other citation styles

Assignment Calculator

  • Use the Assignment Calculator to help you break down your writing assignments into a series of manageable steps. All you need to get started is the date your assignment is due.

University reading and writing

  • Student Learning Commons (SLC).
    • Writing and learning support services across the three SFU campuses.  Services are provided through workshops, personal consultations, print and online resources, as well as through classroom collaborations with faculty and other instructors. 
  • Writing for university
    • Learn or review the strategies and processes involved in academic writing and research, including writing for specific genres or disciplines, drafting your paper, self-editing, and writing at the graduate level.
  • Writing handouts
    • Find quick tips on how to structure your research and essay from this series of two-page handouts provided by the Student Learning Commons.
  • Preparing and submitting your thesis

Other resources