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Improving Your Writing
Learning to write in academia is extremely important as you advance through your university career. The online resources below will assist you in developing your thesis/ideas, structuring your essay, writing critically, and improving your writing style.
One of the best sources is Perdue University's OWL Writing Lab. Here you will not only find subject-specific guides to writing but also guides to the major citation styles, including MLA.
Properly citing your sources is an extremely valuable and necessary skill when completing your research. Below are a few resources to help you correctly format your bibliography in MLA style.
For more on MLA, please consult the library's Citation and Style guide.
Zotero is a free, web-based citation manager that allows you to:
- Directly import references from article databases, the library catalogue, e-book collections, etc.
- Manage and organize your references.
- Create a bibliography.
- Share your references with others
- Add in-text citation and a bibliography directly into your assignment
Getting started with Zotero:
- Sign up for library workshops when available.
- View Quick Start Guide (video) or Tutorials (videos)
- Consult one of Zotero's own User Guides or McMaster University's Quick Start Guide or the Zotero Guide by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology