As you may have encountered in your Roseman courses already, proper citation and writing skills are a must for avoiding plagiarism, communicating your subject knowledge, and meeting course requirements. However, this knowledge will serve you beyond your time at Roseman should you find yourself writing for publication or in any professional communication. So, what can you do to ensure your coursework meets these expectations?
To help students tackle issues of citation and writing, Roseman University Library offers a Citing & Writing (http://infoguides.roseman.edu/citation) Guide with all the information on this topic in one convenient place.
Navigating the Guide:
The Home tab includes everything you need to get started: common reasons for citation, which Roseman programs require which style, how to understand formatting, available citation tools, as well as the contact information of our Reference and Instruction librarians.
The APA page includes basic APA templates for Microsoft Word that you may download in order to make formatting as painless as possible. This page also includes several video tutorials, lists of books in our collection related to APA, and many helpful links to APA resources. This page is also linked from the Nursing and MBA guides to make finding it even easier for you!
The AMA tab covers how to use the AMA style at Roseman, provides a link to the official AMA style guide, includes several video tutorials, and details the AMA style related books offered in our collection. If you’re a Pharmacy or Dental student, you can also access this tab directly from the Pharmacy guide.
Writing, Grammar, and More tab includes links to online guides for general writing, books in our collection on the topic, and to other online resources for grammar assistance.
Our When to Cite page covers several topics related to plagiarism and includes links to resources about when to use citations in academic writing.
If you have any further questions about what citation style or writing tools to use, please contact a Reference and Instruction Librarian! They will be happy to answer any citation and writing questions you may have either in person, over the phone, or via email. To find the librarian that can help you, please visit our website at www.roseman.edu/library, or check out their contact information right on the Citing & Writing guide.
By: Alicia Parry, Library Assistant