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College Success: Skills for Thriving at the UO

A guide to help you find the tools you need for success at the UO and into the future.

Reading and Writing Skills

UO Libraries Resources

Library Research and How-To Guides

Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center (TAEC)

TAEC Drop-in Writing Tutoring

Drop-in writing tutoring is available on the 4th Floor of the Knight Library and in The Hub (LLC N 123). Check the TAEC websites for hours:

Meet with the Writing Learning Specialist

TAEC Asynchronous Writing Support (OWL)

Asynchronous writing support is available through TAEC’s Online Writing Lab (OWL). See the website for hours and guidelines for submissions.

Writing Guidebooks

Major Citation Styles - Official and Credible Guidance

Official Style Manuals

There are many different types of academic and professional writing styles. The four guidebooks below represent some of the major ones. Use these guides to learn how professional researchers and writers prepare their manuscripts for publication or sharing.

Major Style Guides by Fields that Use Them -- Click the image to be taken to the book or eBook in our library collection.


Social Sciences Humanities & Social Sciences Some Sciences

MLA Handbook, 9th edition, book cover image

MLA Handbook

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APA Manual

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Chicago Manual

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CSE Manual

Online Style Resources

Although these resources are not official, they are still credible and very useful! If one of these websites doesn't answer your question, check out the official style guide or contact a librarian for help!

UO Research Guides

These helpful guided from UO Libraries provide information on various citation styles.

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Writing Support on Campus

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Note: Please check the websites below for availability of online or remote services: