How to Cite a Poem

Poetry is one of the most artistic and beautiful forms of writing, and can be a valuable resource to consider as a paper topic or as a piece of evidence for a research paper. In honor of National Poetry Month (April), let’s take a look at how to cite a poem in some of the […]

4 Fun Resources to Give Your Research Paper an Extra Boost

Have you hit a research rut? With so many papers to present it’s easy to fall into a research routine that drains all the fun and exploration out of learning, but there are a few ways to shake things up and make your paper stand out! You probably use many of these resources during your […]

All About Authors: Citing a Web Page Without an Author or With Many Authors

Using articles published on websites as sources in academic papers is an increasingly common practice, and for good reason. They are easy to access and can contain a breadth of valuable information. It can be challenging, however, to properly cite websites when there is no clear author for the article, or if there are numerous […]

The Lowdown on Citing Primary Sources

To have a quality research paper, it is incredibly important to include relevant sources as evidence that supports your ideas. While including references to sources such as books, journal articles, and newspapers is helpful, they do not represent the holistic picture of your research topic. Including references to primary sources, as well as secondary, can […]

Tricks to Avoiding Accidental Plagiarism

Intentionally copying information from a source and presenting it as your own work is the most well-known type of plagiarism. It is not the only way, however, that plagiarism can be committed. Sometimes plagiarism is the result of accidentally leaving out citations, or by incorrectly paraphrasing. So how can you avoid accidental plagiarism when you’re […]

Enriching Your Writing with Strong Supporting Evidence

At this point in the school year, you’ve probably heard your English teacher or professor use the word “evidence” at least 100 times. Maybe you’ve seen it scrawled across your essays in red pen: “Where’s your evidence?” or, “This point needs stronger evidence.” Whether you’re writing an argumentative essay, a research paper, or a literary […]

Citing a Source in a Foreign Language? No Problem!

In today’s modern world, it’s easier than ever to find sources from all over the world (thanks, Internet!) to include in your academic papers. Your studies may lead you down paths where you frequently encounter sources that are written in foreign languages. Though these sources are valuable, it can be tricky to create accurate citations […]

Celebrate Presidents’ Day by Citing a Presidential Speech

Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February each year in the United States—and it offers the perfect opportunity to honor the life and achievements of past American presidents, especially historical standouts like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. The holiday was initially held on February 22nd to honor the life and […]

Crash Course in Research Terms

A well-researched paper is one way to impress your teacher and hopefully earn a good grade So seeking out a variety of reliable sources is something worth investing your time in. However, when embarking on your research for a college paper or essay, you may come across some terms that are unfamiliar. We’ve put together […]

What Counts as Scholarly?

A scholarly source is an article or other piece of academic work that’s been written by an expert (or experts) in a particular field. They are aimed at a reader who already has an interest in the subject, with the intention of keeping this audience up-to-date with the most recent research or news on the […]