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Information needed to cite a journal article, a web page or a book
- What information do I need to cite a journal article? How to identify and find the elements you need to cite an article, whether online or print. With examples.
- What information do I need to cite a webpage? Learn how to identify and find the elements you need to cite an webpage, including blog posts, reports, and other files. With examples.
- What information do I need to cite a book? How to identify and find the elements you need to cite a book, including print and e-books. With examples.
Citing books, articles, images, legal citations
- Writing and Style Guides (SFU Library) - provide tips on citation and writing at the university level. Topics covered include: writing annotated bibliographies, book reviews and preparing and submitting your thesis. There are also guidelines on citing uncommon material such as images and statistical data.
- Legal information: citing & writing
- Legal research materials - Lederman Law Library, Queen's University. Examples of citations for Canadian legal research resources.
- Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism - An interactive tutorial produced by SFU Library explaining what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it in your writing.
Citation management tools collect your journal article, book, or other document citations together in one place, and help you create properly formatted bibliographies in almost any style — in seconds. Citation management tools help you keep track of your sources while you work and store your references for future use and reuse.
SFU Library officially supports both Zotero and Mendeley. For help, contact us at email@example.com.
- Elements of Style, 50th Anniversary ed. - this seminal text describes the principal requirements of plain American-English writing style and provides specific clarification on the rules of usage and principles of composition [print]
- Preparing and submitting your thesis - Find library and campus resources for the preparation and submission of your graduate thesis, extended essay or project.
- 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.
Student Learning Commons
The Student Learning Commons provides in-person consultations, workshops and resources to help you develop your study, research and academic writing skills. See the Writing for University and Writing Handouts sections of the SLC website for practical tips on writing and citing your papers.