Research & Writing

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Have a paper to write? This page contains information and links that will help you learn the following skills:

  • How to do research
  • How to evaluate sources
  • How to cite sources
  • How to make sure you avoid plagiarism and are using information ethically and legally

Click on a topic to learn more! The CCMS Librarian is always available to help you as well.


Writing Skills

APA style

We are now on the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Manual. Click here for a list of the biggest changes. 



Avoiding Plagiarism

Fair Use & Copyright

Other Citation Styles

Books in the CCMS Library

  • American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
    LOCATION: Reference. Dewey# 808.06615
  • Harris, M. & Kunka, J. (2005). Prentice Hall reference guide (9th ed.). Boston: Pearson.
    LOCATION: Reference. Dewey# 428
  • McWhorter, K. & Aaron, J. (2012). The successful writer’s handbook (2nd ed.). Boston: Longman. LOCATION: Reference. Dewey# 428
  • Turabian, Kate L. (2013). A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations (8th ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. LOCATION: Reference. Dewey# 428