Help With Writing the Paper

The academic writing process involves several essential steps — use the resources below to help you write your papers successfully. 

Library Services can help with: 

  • Finding quality information
  • Evaluating sources
  • Using source material effectively and ethically
  • Managing formatting citations

The Student Academic Success Center can help with: 

  • Determining your assignment's purpose

  • Grammar and writing style

  • Drafting & revision

  • Polishing your work

Conducting Research

Finding Resources:


A search from the UNE Library homepage will give you quick access to books, articles, films, and more — you can use the menu on the left-hand side of the screen to refine your search results if you get too many.

Subject guides 

Subject guides for each program provide recommendations for relevant databases and other resources.

UNE Library Catalog 

Perform a keyword or subject search in the UNE Library catalog to locate books and ebooks on your topic.

Evaluating Resources 

Evaluating your resources carefully is an important step in every project. Make sure that you are following your instructor’s directions on the types of resources that are acceptable for your assignment.

Using Source Material Effectively & Ethically 

Avoid Plagiarism

Academic integrity is important at UNE. Understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

Manage your Citations 

UNE provides RefWorks Citation Management software. RefWorks allows you to collect all your resources in one place, then format and insert citations directly into your Microsoft Word or Google documents. Learn to use RefWorks. 

Style Manuals

Your assignments will likely specify a style manual to guide your writing and formatting of citations:

AMA – American Medical Association

AMA Manual of Style (ebook)

AMA Style Guide (PDF)

AP Style

AP Style Book


American Political Science Association Style Manual (ebook)


APA – American Psychological Association Style

APA Style Guide to Electronic References

APA Style Guide (PDF)

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (print book)

ASA – American Sociological Association Style

ASA Style Guide (from the OWL at Purdue University)

Quick Tips for ASA Style 

Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (print book)

CSE – Council of Science Editors Style

CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers (ebook)

CSE Style Guide (PDF)

MLA – Modern Language Association

Modern Language Association Handbook (print book)

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style Guide (PDF)

NLM – National Library of Medicine

NLM Citing Medicine: The NLM style guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (ebook)

Other resources

Help is always available: 

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