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Writing and Citation Guides

Writing Guides for Undergraduates

Your best source for help in writing your philosophy paper is your professor or GSI. Tanner Philosophy Library also has some books that are excellent sources of information. If you need some help at 3:00 a.m. however, these sites might be helpful.

A Sample Philosophy Paper by Angela Mendelovici (Professor @ University of Western Ontario). Paper is annotated which provides helpful comments about how and what you say; but note, citation formats can matter, check with your instructor).

Jim Pryor's Guide to Writing a Philosophy Paper (NYU)

Peter Horban's Guide to Writing a Philosophy Paper (Simon Fraser University)

Citation Manuals

The Chicago Manual of Style Online (16th edition, 2010).

APA Documentation Guide
, (6th edition, 2009 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.)

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.) 

Dissertations: Research and Writing

These guides are excellent and were written and produced by the librarians at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

Dissertation Resources (funding, workshops, copyright, Deep Blue, Proquest and more)

The Literature Review: For Dissertations

The Graduate Students' Guide to Publishing

Citation Management Software
    
From the Daily Nous Comments on various software choices, October 30, 2014

    Links to Zotero, Mendley, RefWorks (UM login) Bib Tex, and EndNote

Citation Manuals

The Chicago Manual of Style Online (16th edition, 2010).

APA Documentation Guide
, (6th edition, 2009 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.)

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.)