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The Library's APA Style Guide gives information about how to cite your sources properly using APA style. It also provides tip for creating a reference page for your paper.


Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty which can result in penalties for violating academic integrity. To learn more about it, see our Guide to Plagiarism.

How to Write an Effective Five Paragraph Essay

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a database which you can use to find information about current social issues. It provides information on both sides of an issue, so you can use it to make an informed opinion and then support your argument.

The link to the database will show you a list of topics, with the top entries under each. You can select one of the top entries, or click on the "view all" link next to the topic to see all entries under that topic. You can also click on the "browse issues" link at the top of the page to see all possible choices or enter a term in the search box at the top of the page to look for a specific topic.

After you have selected your topic and found information about it on Opposing Viewpoints in Context, you can use the "additional resources" box, below, to find more information.

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is a database which provides access to journals providing scholarly articles on a variety of topics. When you click on the link below you will see search boxes where you can enter your results. You will then be able to apply filters to narrow your search on the results page. Academic Search Complete is an EBSCO database, so you can get information on using it from the How to Use Ebsco Databases video.

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