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WPUNJ Writing Center
The Writing Center provides one-on-one tutoring for students in any stage of writing. Sessions typically take 30 to 60 minutes, and can cover style, logic, voice, transitions, grammar, and organization. They do not proofread students' work. The Writing Center can be found on the main campus in Atrium 128, or at the Valley Road building, V3048.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Probably the best known online source that provides assistance with all types of writing. Also provides extensive resources for APA style.
(Currently covers APA 6th edition, with APA 7th expected in Spring 2020)
Have a Question? Contact a Librarian:
The Reference Desk is staffed until 10PM Sunday-Friday and until 8:00pm on Saturday.
Send your question to the Reference Desk via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides examples of what constitutes plagiarism, safe practices, sample exercises and best practices for teachers to help avoid plagiarism. From Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).
Avoiding Plagiarism @ WPU
This short (6 minute) video gives you the basics of what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Developed by the Cheng Library of William Paterson University.
From San Diego State University this tutorial provides strategies to help you learn how to paraphrase properly. It takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Developed by the creators of Turnitin (plagiarism detection software) this website explains what plagiarism is, how teachers can help students avoid plagiarism, as well as how and when to cite. Links to online citation guides are provided.
What is a Literature Review
A Literature Review is NOT a research paper, nor is it an annotated bibliography. This tutorial will help you understand what a Literature Review is.
A Literature Review is a document or section of a document that collects key sources on a topic and discusses those sources in conversation with each other (also called synthesis). The lit review is an important genre in many disciplines, not just literature (i.e., the study of works of literature such as novels and plays). When we say “literature review” or refer to “the literature,” we are talking about the research (scholarship) in a given field. You will often see the terms “the research,” “the scholarship,” and “the literature” used mostly interchangeably.
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University presents an overview of how to organize and write a literature review. This site presents the parts of a literature review, how to organize a literature review, as well as some strategies and tips to use while writing a literature review.
- Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students
In less than ten minutes this tutorial introduces students to what literature reviews and strategies for researching and writing a literature review. From North Carolina State University.
- Conducting a Literature Review in Education & Behavioral Sciences
In four modules this tutorial defines the nature of a literature review, compares review and research articles, suggests how to finding these resources and recommends strategies for developing the literature review. While some parts of Module 3 are specific to Adelphi, most of the information is general to all literature reviews. The entire tutorial takes less than one hour to complete.