The FGCU Writing Lab is a service for students needing writing assistance. They offer thirty-minute consultations by appointment and on a walk-in basis. The Writing Lab is located in Library West 202C. For current hours or to make an appointment, call or see their website.
The Writing Center provides help with:
The FGCU Writing Center is located in Library West 202C
Phone: (239) 590-7141
Looking for more concrete help on your own? Here's a list of APA & AMA style books you can consult at the library. (For ebooks, just click on the title, then look for "Read this ebook" or "Connect now" in the new window.)
Mendeley or Zotero is a web-based citation management program that automatically formats the bibliography in desired citation styles such as AMA or APA. Mendeley and Zotero have plug-in tools that can also be used to insert cited resources into your manuscript!
COOL TIP: Users can set up preferences in Google Scholar to import citations to Mendeley or Zotero. The FGCU Catalog will also export to these citation management tools, and so will many of the library databases.
Citation? What is citation? And why do we do it?
All good questions to ask. Now watch this good (and short) video to find the answers!
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What is AMA citation style?
AMA citation style was created by the American Medical Association in 1962. It's now widely used for citing sources in medical and scientific research. It was originally created to specify the writing style (for sake of consistency) for AMA publications.
FGCU Librarians have created an AMA Citation Guide for you. Or, you can visit The Writing Lab.
What is APA style?
APA was created by the American Psychology Association near the dawn of time (actually 1929) by social scientists and business managers. It has since become the citation style of choice for many in the social sciences, health, and allied health professions.
Recommended: This video provides a complete review of a model APA paper looks with sources: manuscript format, organization, use of subheadings, use of sources, in-text citations and reference citations. CAUTION: It's long -- over 13 minutes -- and the narrator's voice is soft and sleep-inducing. SOLUTION: Skip ahead and back to find parts that you need help with, OR: pinch yourself repeatedly, because this video provides one of the best overviews of an APA research paper on the web that answers the most commonly asked questions that students have about APA. FINALLY: You might want to watch this video in YouTube to enlarge the viewing area.
To download Mendeley to your personal device visit the Mendeley Website.
Additional Tutorials can be found here.
To download Zotero to your personal device visit the Zotero website!
Additional Zotero tutorials can be found here.
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