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UTown Writing Modules (Level 1): UTW1001P

This is a guide for students taking the UTown Writing Modules. Find out what are the relevant resources for your modules by selecting the tabs below.

Library Session for UTW1001P

Interesting Reads

Find Scholarly Information (Books, Book Chapters, Journal Articles....)

Search engines and databases are good places to begin research as they provide scholarly literature including peer-reviewed journal articles, books, book chapters, theses, dissertations, newspapers and more. You can search these tools for information (on a particular subject, keyword, author, etc.) across multiple sources simultaneously.

If you don't have the habit of starting your search on the library website, the following tools will help make access to library resources (including subscribed journals and or checking of availability of books in our library) easier. You can use one or all together.

Working with Scholarly Information

  1. Why cite?
  • To lend support to arguments by referring to authoritative sources
  • To help readers verify your claims
  • To show research done
  • To acknowledge intellectual debt

  1. Where do you cite?

   Citation occurs in 2 areas in a written work.

  • In-text Citation : Providing basic information on your source of reference in your text itself. This is necessary when you are quoting, paraphrasing or summarizing from a source.
  • Reference List : Purpose is to help readers find the references used in your text.
  1. see American Psychological Association Style (APA) LibGuide 
  • This guide provides examples of references cited based on the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Most examples and all guidelines are extracted from the APA Publication Manual.
  1. see Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty 

Each of the above serves a different group of users. Look out for the comparison and user flowchart for the differences between the two services

Examples of Plagiarism


ZoteroBib helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. It’s brought to you by the team behind Zotero, the powerful open-source research tool recommended by universities worldwide. So you can trust it to help you seamlessly add sources and produce perfect bibliographies. 

Watch the following video on using ZoteroBib to generate citations and to create a personal library of references for your research paper.

Research Librarian

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