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Writing Resource Centre
The Writing Resource Centre is located in the Help Hub (room M16) on the Main Floor of the R.P. Bell Library.
Just bring a draft of whatever you're working on with you, and a tutor will be happy to help you!
To book an appointment, go to Moodle. Click on "Academic Support." Look for Mount Allison Writing Resource Centre near the bottom of the page. Click on today's date to see a list of available appointments.
For more information please visit the WRC page or contact Academic Support Coordinator, Dr. Shelly Colette.
Writing Guides: In Print and Online
Books About Writing
The following are just a few of the books about writing available in the library. Let us know if you'd like help discovering others.
Writing with Sources by
Call Number: PE 1478 .H37 2008 REF
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Developed for Harvard University's Expository Writing Program, Writing with Sources describes the main principles and methods of integrating and citing sources in scholarly work, and provides guidance on avoiding the misuse of sources.
A Short Guide to Writing about Literature by
Call Number: PE 1479 .C7 B3 2012
Publication Date: 2011-06-28
Emphasizes writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) by
Call Number: BF 76.7 .P83 2020 REF
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
More than just a style guide, the APA Publication Manual provides guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias.
The Chicago Manual of Style - 17th ed, by Technologies may change, but the need for clear and accurate communication never goes out of style. That is why for more than one hundred years The Chicago Manual of Style has remained the definitive guide for anyone who works with words. In the seven years since the previous edition debuted, we have seen an extraordinary evolution in the way we create and share knowledge. This seventeenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has been prepared with an eye toward how we find, create, and cite information that readers are as likely to access from their pockets as from a bookshelf. It offers updated guidelines on electronic workflows and publication formats, tools for PDF annotation and citation management, web accessibility standards, and effective use of metadata, abstracts, and keywords. It recognizes the needs of those who are self-publishing or following open access or Creative Commons publishing models. The citation chapters reflect the ever-expanding universe of electronic sources--including social media posts and comments, private messages, and app content--and also offer updated guidelines on such issues as DOIs, time stamps, and e-book locators. Other improvements are independent of technological change. The chapter on grammar and usage includes an expanded glossary of problematic words and phrases and a new section on syntax as well as updated guidance on gender-neutral pronouns and bias-free language. Key sections on punctuation and basic citation style have been reorganized and clarified. To facilitate navigation, headings and paragraph titles have been revised and clarified throughout. And the bibliography has been updated and expanded to include the latest and best resources available. This edition continues to reflect expert insights gathered from Chicago's own staff and from an advisory board of publishing experts from across the profession. It also includes suggestions inspired by emails, calls, and even tweets from readers. No matter how much the means of communication change, The Chicago Manual of Style remains the ultimate resource for those who care about getting the details right.
Call Number: Z 253 .U69 2017 REF & Music REF
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Writing Guides on the Web
Librarians are available to meet with you by phone or online.