1. How do I find an online general dictionary, encyclopedia, or thesaurus?
Search our Online Reference Tools - All of the basic research tools such as dictionaries and encyclopedias that you expect to find in a library.
2. How to cite sources? Online citation builders?
If you need help creating citations in MLA, APA and CBE formats, you may want to try one of the following online citation and bibliography tools. Remember to always use the style of documentation recommended by your instructor and double check your work using the recommended style guide. The Writing Center is a great resource for help with papers.
- Go to http://www.worldcat.org
- Search for an article or book that need to create a citation for
- Click on the title of the book or article and then click the Cite this item link.
- You will see citations for your item in APA, Chicago, (Author-Date), Harvard, MLA, and Turabian. You can also export to Ref works or EndNote
NCSU Citation Builder
Purdue's Online Writing Center and the University of Washington have created guides to the following styles.
- APA (American Psychological Association)
- MLA (Modern Language Association)
- Chicago Manual of Style/Turabian
- AMA (American Medical Association)
- ASA (American Sociological Association)
- ACS (American Chemical Society)
3. Where can I get help with a paper?
If you need help, The Writing Center is a place to talk over your paper or project with an interested, experienced peer writing tutor.