Contact: Prof. Monty L. McAdoo, User Education Librarian (Room 231), 814-732-1070
In addition to your professor and/or a librarian, there are many other individuals, departments, and sites to assist you with various aspects of your coursework. This page provides links to sites on- and off-campus where you can find assistance with improving your writing and/or study skills, preparing for various certification and admissions' tests, conducting research, and more.
Academic Support Services
Undecided about a major? Want to improve your research or study skills? Need a tutor? The Office of Academic Support Services provides these and many other services to help you with your academic work.
For detailed information about a particular style, consult one of the printed style guides (available in the Reference Area, 1st Floor). Otherwise, you might want to try one of the following for answers to frequently asked questions:
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Using APA Format - 5th Edition (Purdue University On-Line Writing Labs)
- APA Citation Style (Online University)
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
- MLA Style Guide in pdf format (Concordia University Libraries)
- A Guide for Writing Research Papers (Capital Community College)
- Using MLA Format (Purdue University On-Line Writing Labs)
- MLA Citation Style Examples (Northwest Missouri State University)
- Documentation Guide (Concordia University Libraries)
- Citation Style for Social Science Term Papers (McGill University)
- Turabian Samples (Ithaca College Library)
General Discussion of Source Citations
For a general discussion of citation styles and style guides, explore:
- Writer's Handbook (University of Wisconsin)
Located on the 2nd floor of the library, free tutoring is available to all students. Schedules are posted throughout the building and elsewhere on campus and on the Web shortly after the start of each semester.
The Edinboro University Writing Center provides students with help in all phases of the writing process, including brainstorming, pre-writing, drafting, revising and edition. Students may drop-in or set up appointments with the Center's graduate assistants and undergraduate writers for assistance on their writing assignments. For more general assistance choosing a topic, writing essays and research papers, taking notes, and so on, you might also wish to visit the following when The Writing Center isn't open:
- The UVic Writer's Guide (University of Victoria)
- It's Time to Rethink How You Study
- The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
- Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
LearningExpressLibrary provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series including TOEFL, GRE, LSAT, and more. You can also practice for job interviews, develop better writing skills, and get help with basic math and vocabulary. Users can create a personal account and save their work or simply go through the material on their own. NOTE: To access this resource from a computer not attached directly to the campus network, you will first need to create an account for yourself using one of the campus' networked computers.
The following sites are dictionaries you can search to find definitions of terms, concepts, and services you see or hear used in the library.
- Online Dictionary (Western Connecticut State University)
- Library Vocabulary (University of Minnesota)
- Learn Library Vocabulary (University of California - Santa Cruz)
- English-Spanish Language Resources for Library and Information Science Professionals