All students in the MLAS program are required to write a capstone paper or to produce a capstone project. These are written on a variety of topics and fulfill the program requirement for graduation. Ramsey Library Special Collections holds a few bound volumes of MLAS capstone projects. Click here to see a list of MLAS papers and projects available in Special Collections.
The following manuals provide guidelines for formatting papers and citing sources.
APA Publication Manual - American Psychological Association
Call Number - Ref Desk BF76.7 .P83 2010
Chicago Manual of Style - University of Chicago Press
Call Number - Ref Desk Z253 .C57
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - Joseph Gibaldi
Call Number - Ref Desk LB2369 .G53 2009
Scientific Style and Format: the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
Call Number - GEN T11 .S386 2006
General Citation Guides
The following guides provide citation examples for APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.
Form and Style: research papers, reports, theses - Carole Slade
Call Number - Ref Desk LB2369.C3
Writer's Reference - Diane Hacker
Call Number - Ref Desk PE1408 .H2778 2007
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations - Kate Turabian
Call Number - Ref Desk LB2369 .T8 2007
Approaches to Qualitative Research : a Reader on Theory and Practice
Call Number - UNCA H62 .A627 2004
Guide To Writing Empirical Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
Call Number - UNCA LB2369 .G27
Successful Dissertations and Theses: a Guide to Graduate Student Research from Proposal to Completion
Call Number - UNCA LB2369.M32
Theses and Dissertations: a Guide to Planning, Research, and Writing
Call Number - WCU LB2369 .T458 (available on ABC Express)
Many of our library databases such as Ebsco and Proquest will generate a citation or a list of citations during your search session. Look for the "cite this" or "cite this article" option when viewing a single citation or a list of marked citations.
Zotero is a bibliographic management tool that works with Firefox. It recognizes and extracts bibliographic information from websites, library catalogs, and databases, enabling you to easily save, organize, and create bibliographies of the sources you collect. Click here to see a research guide for using Zotero.