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


The Library's Student Learning Commons offers a wide range of workshops, consultations, and self-guided instructional tools for both undergraduate and graduate students.

For Graduate Student workshops and services, check out the Library's Graduate Research Commons.

 Style guides and citing

The new edition (6th) of APA requires a DOI (when available) when citing electronic versions of articles. Use to search for DOIs in one place.

Need to cite Twitter, Facebook, or some other non-traditional format? Search the APA Style Blog for some handy citation examples and discussion, or view

Citation Management

Citation management software can collect your journal article, book, or other document citations together in one place.  Software can be used to both manage citations and to create bibliographies using different citation styles (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).  SFU Library officially supports both Zotero and Mendeley.  

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.


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.