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Cat in the Stax: Writing Resources

Next week marks the second working break of the semester and a great opportunity to stop procrastinating and sit down to write those papers. Below, I’ve compiled a handful of resources that have been lifesavers for me over the years. 

Writing Guides

These two writing guides have been recommended to me by a variety of different professors, mentors, and other students. They’ve also come in handy in a pinch while writing a paper. Rather than comb through resources online, having a writing guide next to me helps me find an easy answer. And the best part is that both are available in either Falvey’s collection or through an inter-library loan.

Style Guides

The worst feeling in the world is when you finally finish a research paper and then need to spend the next hour going back through, adding citations, and ensuring that it’s in the correct style. Below are links to style guides to the three most popular citation styles used in academic writing. 

The Library’s website also has additional citation resources that you can find here.

Resources at Falvey

Falvey has a wide range of research services that are available to all students. Below are links to a couple of highlighted resources.

  • Utilizing subject guides are a great way to find sources
  • The Villanova Writing Center is housed within Falvey and get help with any part of the process from brainstorming to outlining to editing and walking through your final draft.

Finally, remember that Falvey is always open with quiet study and writing spaces that you can utilize to write!


Jenna Newman is a graduate assistant in Falvey Memorial Library and a graduate student in the Communication Department.

 

 

 

 

 


 


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MLA International Bibliography has moved to EBSCO

On 26 June, 2018, the editor of the MLA International Bibliography (MLAIB) announced to subscribers that beginning this summer EBSCO would be the single vendor for this resource and the accompanying MLA Directory of Periodicals (MLADP).

MLA has now switched over from ProQuest to EBSCO and the appropriate links on the library’s website have been changed.

MLA International Bibliography with Full Text: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s8877782&groupid=main&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mlf

MLA International Bibliography covers literature, language and linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory, and practice of teaching language and literature are also included.

In addition to the bibliography, the database includes the MLA Directory of Periodicals, the association’s proprietary thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the bibliography. It also provides a proprietary, searchable directory of noted authors’ names with links to brief descriptive notes.

As usual, the EBSCOhost MLA International Bibliography and Directory of Periodicals databases are cross-searchable with other EBSCOhost databases via the Choose Databases link at the top of the screen.

Research users will need to download any saved searches and documents from their My Research account (ProQuest). Similar options for saving documents and searches are available via a My EBSCOhost account. Additionally, users wishing to retain any alerts will need to set these up in a My EBSCOhost account.

EBSCOhost has made several video tutorials on using the MLA International Bibliography on EBSCO available here: (https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/MLA-International-Bibliography-on-EBSCOhost-Tutorials?language=en_US ).


 

 

 

 

Sarah Wingo, MA, MSI, is the Liaison Librarian for English Lit, Theatre,  & Romance Languages at Falvey Memorial Library.


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Last Modified: July 15, 2019