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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.








Photo Friday: Happy First Week of Classes!

By Shawn Proctor

One week into classes on campus, and it’s heartwarming to see all of the friendly half-faces and know that underneath those thousands of masks are thousands of smiles. On Sunday, we caught up with one of the amazing counselors that make Villanova Orientation a special tradition.

She was kind enough to pause in the rain for a Photo Friday snap and tell us about her Falvey Favorite spot!

“While I love all of the resources and study spots in the Library, I have to shout-out the Writing Center. The one-on-one structure of tutorials guarantees an individualized, valuable experience for all student writers. As a tutor and Undergraduate Assistant at the Center myself, this second-floor destination holds a special place in my heart. :)”

Ashley Stamboulian ’22





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