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ENGCMP 0420: Writing for the Public - Oakland Campus

This guide is designed to support student research and writing in ENGCMP 0420 Writing for the Public class.

Putting it all together

Organizing your research and writing with clarity can sometimes be difficult.  You can get writing help at the Writing Center, located at 317B O'Hara Student Center. Contact them at 412-624-6556.

  • Schedule an Appointment Online
  • Satellite Site at Hillman Library.  You need an appointment to see a consultant at Hillman Library. Please make an appointment.

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an excellent site for online writing help, and the Pitt Writing Center offers a great list of links for writing help.

Citing Sources

Correctly citing information is an essential skill for any academic researcher. Our Major Citation Styles guide provides links to several online style guides covering the basics of correctly citing your sources.

It's often best to consult the official style guides when in doubt.  Most ULS libraries will have copies of such popular citation style guides as the American Psychological Association, the Modern Language Association, or the Chicago Manual of Style.

Citing Sources Using a Citation Manager

Keep track of all of your reference lists and bibliographies. Pitt's library resources work with citation management tools and allow you to import citations from sources like PittCat and article databases.