The University Writing Program helps undergraduate students at the University of Florida achieve their academic and professional goals by offering broad-based instruction in composition.
Plagiarism is the act of taking credit for someone else's work, not cool. However, many people do not intend to plagiarize but end up committing this offense due to lack of knowledge about what it is and how to avoid it. The UF Libraries has created this resource to help you better understand the different types of plagiarism. Check it out!
A number of search engines exist for helping you find the right resources for your research. I recommend using Google Scholar. If you are on campus, or off campus and logged in using the UF VPN client, you will have instant access to electronic resources (e-books and e-journal articles).
Where to start? Too broad? Too narrow? Here are some resources that will help you find balance!
When professors ask you to write in a specific style, they are referring to a set of commonly accepted standards that influence the format, writing, design, and bibliography of a paper. Here are a few common styles you might be asked to use with some helpful resources.
An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources, each of which is followed by a brief note or “annotation.” Annotated bibliographies are a great way to get familiar with the most important literature on a topic.