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
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:
You should always should check with your professor to make sure which citation style to use. See the Collins Library quick MLA citation guide for commonly used types of sources, or consult the full book.
The new edition of the MLA Handbook provides a "universal set of guidelines" for citing sources across all format types. In the new model, the writer creates an entry by consulting the MLA’s list of core elements—facts common to most works—which are assembled in a specific order. The MLA core elements appear below:
Which sources do we cite?
In academic work, we cite ALL sources that we use in any way. Sources can include:
When do we cite our sources?
We cite our sources whenever we use them in any way or fashion:
Citations are key to participating in the scholarly community. They are a way to converse with other scholars, but they also:
There are several additional reliable and thorough guides to citation styles available online:
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