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Language Studies

This guide will help you start your research for Language Studies classes and projects.

Citing Sources

Citing your sources is an important step in keeping track of your research and documenting your work. Software and training options are available to the Brown community.  The Writing Center offers some resources on citation styles and on how to understand what constitutes plagiarism.

Click here to check out the resource guide on Citation and Copyright

RefWorks Tutorials

APA Style

Some tips online from the American Psychological Association (APA).

Online APA 20 minute tutorial.

APA Exposed: Everything You Wanted to Know about APA Format but Were Afraid to Ask  Online tutorial from Harvard Graduate School of Education presented by Wendy K. Mages, Ed.D.  Check in particular the section with specific examples.

APA Style web page at Cornell.

Copies of the manual are avaiable at the Rock and SciLi.

MLA Style

For general and literature citations, prefer the MLA (Modern Language Association) format. Selected MLA style guides and resources:

Research and Documentation Online - a guide to research and MLA citations by Diane Hacker

City Source from Trinity College: MLA:  The same site from Trinity gives examples of MLA style.

The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University: A comprehensive resource, including MLA style examples.

University of Georgia Libraries Style Guides. Includes links to MLA and Chicago examples.