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Writing and Citing: Getting Started

We've gathered the best resources on APA formatting and citations, and plenty of tips for developing and improving your writing skills.

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Evaluating Your Resources

Whether you're using resources from the Library or the web, it's important to evaluate what you're reading! Is it accurate? Credible? And how do you know? The Learning Portal has a great guide to help you get started.

Welcome to the Writing and Citing Guide!

Welcome to the Writing and Citing Guide at the Parrott Centre, Loyalist College! We've gathered the best resources for developing and improving your writing skills, including APA citations and formatting.

Need extra assistance? Book an appointment with the writing clinic by visiting Peer Tutoring in room 3H8.

For information on your rights and responsibilities in relation to copyright, please see our Copyright Guide, or stop by the library to speak with our Copyright Technician.

Please Note! The resources and guidelines provided here are not exhaustive. Students should consult their professors to ensure that all assignment criteria is met. The Parrott Centre is not responsible for errors, omissions, or problems of interpretation.


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