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Contact Information

In person at the J.N. Desmarais Library: The Library User Assistance Desk is just to the left of the entrance to the library.

By email: Reference help is available by contacting the librarian responsible for your subject area. A Librarian will respond during regular hours.

By telephone: Call us at 705-675-4803 or by extension 3242 or 4800.

Distance education students: Téléphone : 1-800-661-1058, ext. 2  Fax: 705-671-3803 (Attention Off-Campus Library Services); email:

For more information visit our Services for Students page or the Off-Campus Library Services page.

Academic Integrity for Students at Laurentian University

Protect yourself against plagiarism, examine the policy - Academic Integrity for Students at Laurentian University (PDF), approved by Senate on December 14, 2010.

Citation Styles

In the following tabs, you will find quick reference guides on commonly used citation styles. These styles are most often derived from professional associations and researchers, some have official guides and others are merely popular names given to a type of style that has several variants. The three most popular reference styles used at Laurentian are APA, MLA, and Chicago.

Remember to always use the style asked of you by your professors.

Online Reference Tools

Online reference tools, such as Zotero, can help you to import and organize your references, as well as to create and export them. It is important to verify these citations before submitting your work, as glitches can lead to errors with capitalization, punctuation, and incomplete information.

Annotated Bibliography

Many professors ask for annotated bibliographies as part of your research. Annotated bibliographies ensure that you are accurately evaluating your sources and using reliable information; they help you improve your research abilities and prove your work.

There are several different styles of annotated bibliographies (informative, evaluative, combination...). It is therefore important to verify what form your professor requires. The University of Toronto offers an excellent guide on writing an annotated bibliography.