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Writing Studies Resources: Library Resources

This guide provides information of particular use to Writing Studies students, including information about the current community text.

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Citation Resources

AU Library's Citation Style Guide for MLA style

Modern Language Association of America. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 8th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2016. Print.

(Several copies at Research Desk and throughout the library – Call number:  LB2369 .M52 2016) 

Lunsford, Andrea A. The Everyday Writer: With Exercises. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. Print.

(In Library Reserves – Call number:  PE1408.L86 2010)

The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 2010. Web. 7 June 2010.

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