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  Writing Helps

Writing Development 

GROWL Writing Center:  Complete resource guide to various writing styles (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)

The Writing Center at Governors State provides help and resources for students and faculty and can be accessed in the following three ways: 

1)   Call 708-235-7337 to make a one-on-one appointment with a consultant or to ask a question about writing; 

2) Online at our online writing center at   to submit your paper for revision suggestions, links to valid and reliable resources, such as a template that will format your paper in APA/MLA style,  answers to basic questions about APA/MLA documentation,  help getting started with your paper, and answers to troublesome grammar questions; and

3)  In the library  Writing center consultants are available to help you focus your research or answer questions regarding APA/MLA styles, Mon-Thurs 3:30-7:30 pm or Sat 11:30AM-3:30PM, 

Avoid the Most Common APA Errors (open access article from Research in the Schools)

Legal Citations Helps

  • The APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition 2009 has examples of how to cite laws, regulations, and other government information in the APA citation style. The GSU Library Reference Desk has a copy of the “Bluebook” , 18th edition, which is the definitive style guide for legal citation in the United States. See below: (note that Bluebook is one word.)
  • Harvard Law Review Assn. (2005) The Bluebook: a uniform system of citation. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Law Review Association. REF KF245 . A5 2005 (GSU Library Reference Desk) 

Literature Review Paper

Annotated Bibliographies

Review Articles and Systematic Reviews

updated 1/17/2014   pmb





APA Style Guide To Electronic References 6th Ed. (Downloadable PDF)
Adapted from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, this comprehensive guide offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA Style. It outlines the key elements to include when referencing electronic sources, with an emphasis on using the digital object identifier (DOI) to locate web-based information reliably. Most important, it provides a wealth of examples for readers to model for everything from online journal articles to supplemental data sets and measurement instruments to books, videos, apps, websites, podcasts, blog posts, and social media. Approximately 70 examples are provided for readers to consider as they learn how to create reliable references for electronic sources.
Concise rules of APA style.
Published c2010
Call Number: REF. BF76.7 .C66 2010
Location: Reference
by Schwartz, Beth M. Published c2012
Call Number: Click for details

 Updated by  SW 9/25/2014

Endnote Online - Citation and Cite While You Write

The GSU Library has a subscription to Endnote Online, a citation management platform. By using Endote to manage citations, you can use a Microsoft Word plugin to access your citation database, and format in-text and reference page citations in your papers.  


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