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Some tips for research papers and how to use the Rider University Library website!

The Declassified Survival Guide for Your College Paper Needs

Documenting Sources

  • Both APA and MLA style guides can be found on the library page, along with NoodleBib. On the menu on the left side of your computer screen, there is a link that says “NoodleBib & Style Guides” under the “Library” section.
  • Familiarize yourself with APA and MLA. They may seem a bit difficult to do on your own, but once you get the hang of it, you won’t need to refer back to any websites! Also, NoodleBib may not always give you the accurate formatting that you need. It’s easy to plug in incorrect information.
  • Types of Evidence

Having a hard time finding the information to document?

  • In a book, there is a copyright page at the beginning (either before or after the title page). This is where you will find the publisher, edition, and year of publication. Information such as title, author, editor, and/or place of publication should be found on the title page.
  • On a website, typically the information should be at the very bottom of the page, where the copyright information is listed.
  • Scholarly articles from online databases often give you the information on the first page before the article.

For more help with the library Web page and finding sources, refer to “Instructional Services,” located on your computer screen under “Library,” or schedule an appointment with a tutor at the Writing Lab.

Writing Resources