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Cite Sources and Format Papers: Tips and Tutorials

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ProQuest Research Companion

ProQuest Research Companion includes a section that explains plagiarism and what to do to keep from having problems with it.  It also includes a "Citation Builder" tool that will help you create proper citations for your sources.

Database Citation Helpers

Most databases that require you to login do provide citations for you.  You might have to look around to find them, but they are there.  In most EBSCO databases the citations are on the right side of the screen.  You will need to click on the "Cite" button for the citation to appear.   In NBC Learn, the citation button is under the video.  Once you select the "Citation" button, the citation is created.  Then you can copy and paste it into your citation page. 

HOWEVER, we recommend that you check the citation against one of the citation guides provided on the website.  

Study Help

NetTutor:

Some classes offer this online tutoring option in CANVAS.

Here is how to access it.  First, you have to login to your canvas account and select a class.  Next, look at the left side of the page and Net tutor should be one of the options in the class.

NetTutor offers tutoring services in a variety of subjects.

NOT ALL CLASSES INCLUDE THIS LINK IN CANVAS. Before panicking, please check if any of your other classes offer it.  You should be able to access all information and tutor help from any class that offers it.

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REMEMBER THE WRITING CENTER CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY WRITING ASSIGNMENT, NOT JUST ENGLISH PAPERS.

#1. emccwritingcenter.setmore.com. If you have never used our services before, please make an account USING YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL. This takes just a few seconds. Choose the time and day you would like to receive feedback.

#2. Decide which service you want. Your options will appear on the home screen at emccwritingcenter.setmore.com (Links to an external site.). The preferred methods involve having real-time meetings with your tutor at your chosen time.

Submitting your WORD document for review (2 methods depending on your version of WORD)

  1. If you are using the online version of WORD through Microsoft 365, you will simply use the “share” button at the top right corner of your WORD document to send a link of your document to your tutor via email. You will still need to make an appointment using Setmore, and the option to send your assignment via email is also on the setmore.com homepage. Choose this option and follow the directions.
  2. If you are using traditional WORD (not an online verision), you will also make an appointment using Setmore and attach your document to the email address you will find at the setmore.com  homepage.

 

*When using the asynchronous version (the non-live version), you will receive your feedback within a couple of hours of the appointment time you created. When you receive your essays back from the tutors, there will be feedback and comments on your actual document.

*Please know that if you submit a paper after 3:00 PM, you will receive feedback before noon the next day. We do not have nighttime / evening hours. 

The Writing Center is offering our same days of service, our same times, and our same wonderful consultants Ms. Berry and Ms. Sanders.