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Research Guide for Communication majors and students enrolled in Communication classes

Writing Center

The Fresno State Writing Center is a resource for any student looking for help on any stage of the writing process.

You can enroll in a one-unit Group Tutorial in which you meet for 2 hours a week with two other students and a tutor.

The Writing Center also offers one-on-one Walk-in tutoring, and accepts Online submissions for feedback.

Writing Center Hours & Location Information

Help with APA & MLA Style

Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue This site from the Purdue Online Writing Lab offers examples for the general format of MLA and APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, annotated bibliographies and the Works Cited page. It also provides information about the writing process, internet literacy, literary analysis and criticism, and English as a Second Language.

Reference Management

Having trouble keeping track of all your references for that research paper you're writing? Need help formatting your paper and bibliography? Try using a reference management tool like the ones below. They each work a little differently, so experiment until you find one that meets your needs.

Citation management software package that is commercially available. Fresno State students can download this software for free by logging on at the Campus Help Center for more instructions.

You can also access an EndNote LibGuide created by one of our librarians, Ross LaBaugh, that provides more information about downloading and using EndNote.

Zotero is a free, open source extension for the Firefox browser, that enables users to collect, manage, and cite research from all types of sources from the browser.