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ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & DECISION MAKING: SUBJECT GUIDE: Writing & Citing

Use this guide to get started with your environmental policy & decision making research!

Get Help at CWLT

The Center for Writing, Learning and Teaching (CWLT), located in Howarth 109, offers students opportunities to get help on all aspects of the writing process.  Services include:

  • Writing Advisors who are selected through a rigorous application process and who are specially trained to help students get started on a paper, organize their thoughts, or improve their editing skills.
  • Peer Tutors in a wide range of subjects who are nominated by professors in their disciplines and who are specially trained to help students individually or in small groups.
  • Language Partners who work with multilingual students to help them navigate the conventions and quirks of academic English writing.
  • Academic Consultants who are specially trained to help students improve their time management skills, organization, study skills, and test-taking strategies.

Sound Writing

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Sound Writing is the official writing handbook on campus, written by student writing advisors and specifically tailored to the needs of Puget Sound students and their faculty.

In addition to supporting the development of successful academic writing skills, Sound Writing also includes sections on research methods, writing in the disciplines, and more.

The preliminary edition of Sound Writing provides help with three citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago (notes & bibliography).

Current Edition: August 2017

Writing in the Sciences

Citation styles vary depending on the discipline of the course you're in. Be sure to always check with your professor about which citation guide you should use!  Below are some oline resources and book that can help you manage your citations. 

Citation & Science Writing Resources

Citing Sources

Citations are key to participating in the scholarly community. They are a way to converse with other scholars, but they also:

  • Give fair credit to others for their ideas, creations, and expressions.
  • Back up claims and statements.
  • Provide a way for an interested reader to learn more.
  • Support academic integrity.

Consult Citation Tools to learn more about different citation styles.  Collins Library also supports two knowledge management tools:  RefWorks and Zotero.

Need Help?

 Stuck? Need Help? This guide is only an introduction to the many resources available to you.  If you have any questions at all, or if you're not finding what you need, don't hesitate to contact Eli!

Eli Gandour-Rood

Science Librarian
egandourrood@pugetsound.edu
tel: (253) 879-3678
office:  Collins Library 117