Thanks Mona for bringing this up: Some older courses include a link to TRU-OL Social Sciences Style Guide in the course guide. This guide was created to help students write academic papers. It tells how to write citations and gives instructions on the formatting and structure of papers. Unfortunately, the document is out-of-date for MLA and APA citations. For example, it refers to the fifth edition of the APA Publication Manual but students should use the sixth edition now. For up-to-date alternatives, consider the following:
- TRU Library’s “Citation Style Guides” (http://libguides.tru.ca/sb.php?subject_id=3534)
- TRU Writing Centre’s WriteAway online tutoring for OL at Open Learning Writing Support (http://www.tru.ca/writingcentre/Open_Learning_Writing_Centre_Support.html).
- TRU Writing Centre’s Citation Style Handbook gives templates for essay structure and citations.