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Business: Strategy Development Course LibGuide

Library resources to enhance or help clarify the concepts in this course.

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Need Help with Writing or Citations?

Stop by the Learning Commons Writing Center between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. 

Can't make it in person? --- Link to the Western's Online Writing Center or the Writing Center Zoom Room below.

Citing Sources

Why do I have to cite my sources?ask a question icon

  • to make your writing more credible
  • to show your reader you've found credible sources
  • to give credit to the author of the words and ideas you are using
  • to link the reader to your sources so they can learn more
  • to protect yourself from plagiarism

What do I cite?

  • anything that has been published
    • book, chapter, article
    • web page, social media post
    • video, audio or other media

What does "style mean"?

  • style refers to appearance -- the order in which citation elements (title, author, publication date, etc.) appear
  • different academic fields (psychology, literature, science, etc) have specific guidelines to distinguish their field 
    • these differences are a way of identifying a particular field 
      • an article about literature will look different than an article about psychology
  • MLA, APA, and Chicago are three common citation styles used in college 
  • each one is laid out a little bit differently than the others
    • the order or the elements differs

This sounds complicated! How do I remember it all?

  • use the citation tools library databases and simply  copy/paste the article's citation
    • NOTE: sometimes the citation is wrong, so double-check before submitting your assignment
      • use a print style manual at Western Library 
      • link to one of the digital style guides (LibGuides)  below
      • contact the Writing Center in-person or online - they will help!

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Western Library: Print Style Manuals and Digital Style Guides (LibGuides)

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Print style guides are available at Western Library

Digital style guides (LibGuides) created by Western librarians are linked below

Business Writing LibGuide

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