Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies information resources: Citing & writing


The unacknowledged use of other people's ideas or work, whether intentional or unintentional, is a serious academic offense. Plagiarism can be avoided through careful work habits.

Learn more through the SFU Library's plagiarism guide and take our interactive tutorial Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism to test your knowledge.

Citation style guides

Citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers

Citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers

Citing Data

ICPSR's guide to Citing Data

Citation Management

 Citation management tools can collect your references and automatically cite them for you.  SFU Library provides support for Zotero.  For help, contact us at


Library books on writing process

Books on Academic writing
Books on writing dissertations
Books on "Social sciences -- Authorship"


Writing help

For undergraduate students, the Student Learning Commons provides assistance and numerous, helpful guides.

For graduate students, the Research Commons provides assistance and numerous guides and workshops.

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