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The following are some sites which provides information about good writing techniques - be sure to note that some of these sites may not update information on a regular basis and thus some info might be out of date.  SU does do  a good job of updating information, thus this would be the place where to start.

SU has a writing center which offers a variety of resources to improve your writing; be sure to check out this site before you start writing your first paper.

If you are in need of some information about REFLECTIVE WRITING, please check out some of the following links:

For information about APA  formatting, please check the following - note that some of the sites also include reference suggestions for other formatting styles - be sure that you are looking at the APA format.
  • Citation Machine - Citation Machine is an interactive Web tool designed to assist teachers and students in producing reference citations for crediting information from other people.
  • Capital Community College of Connecticut has provided an excellent source of information about using the APA style sheet - the site offers lots of examples.  This site provides information not only on formatting citations but also formatting the pages, title pages, etc.
  • The Shenandoah University Library offers suggestions for entering citations from either electronic or print media; requires Adobe Acrobat.
  • Dr. Melvin E. Page prepared suggestions for citations of Internet sources
  • The APA Electronic Style Org. offers suggestions on formatting references.
  • The University of Minnesota has information about formatting references - quite extensive and good examples provided.
  • The University of Purdue provides an extensive on-line manual, including the general format of your paper, referring to the works of others in the text, references or citations, examples, as well as additional resources.
  • Psychology with Style - A Hypertext Writing Guide by Dr. M. Plonsky offers detailed information about writing to APA standards; the site was last updated in 2000 so some electronic information may be lacking; however it is still well worth a look!
  • Specific information on citing e-books can be found at
  • Oswego State University - offers an interesting site - there are links to various sources of APA styles (as well as other styles) as well as other links to, for example, abbreviations, almanacs, biographical information, books & publishers, consumer information, country information, dictionaries, government information, etc.
  • Duke University Research Center - this is a great site - it offers the format for the various types of citations that can be used (APA, Chicago, MLA, Turabian, and CSE.  For really specific information, you need to review the APA guidelines - however this site does over a brief overview which is a great refresher!
  • Internet Public Library - offers numerous links to other sites containing information
  • Using the American Psychological Association (APA) format


H. Jurgen Combs
updated on Friday, February 27, 2015