Publishing information resources: Citing & writing


Publishing at SFU has a preference for the Chicago style.

Two other major academic styles are also frequently used:

Citation management software tools collect your journal article, book, or other document citations together in one place, and link them to the PDFs of articles that you store. They also help you create properly formatted bibliographies in almost any style -- in seconds. Several software tools exist, though SFU Library officially supports Zotero

Writing and the project report

  • Research Commons offers research support including workshops and consultations to graduate students, including writing assistance, help with presentations, and more.
  • Preparing and submitting your thesis Find library and campus resources for the preparation and submission of your graduate thesis, extended essay or project.

For undergraduate students, the Student Learning Commons (SLC) at the SFU Library provides assistance with a wide range of academic writing, learning, and study strategies through one-on-one consultations, workshops, handouts, and online guides.

  • 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.
  • Plagiarism: Learn more about what plagiarism is ... and how you can avoid it!  Take SFU Library's Plagiarism Tutorial to test yourself and find out more.