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FREN 480: French in the Americas

Citing Sources

Citations are key to participating in the scholarly community. They are a way to converse with other scholars, but they also:

  • Give fair credit to others for their ideas, creations, and expressions.
  • Back up claims and statements.
  • Provide a way for an interested reader to learn more.
  • Support academic integrity.

Consult Citation Tools to learn more about different citation styles.  Collins Library also supports two knowledge management tools:  RefWorks and Zotero.

MLA Style Guide

You should always should check with your professor to make sure which citation style to use. See the Collins Library quick MLA citation guide for commonly used types of sources, or consult the full book.

Sound Writing


Sound Writing is the official writing handbook on campus, written by student writing advisors and specifically tailored to the needs of Puget Sound students and their faculty.

In addition to supporting the development of successful academic writing skills, Sound Writing also includes sections on research methods, writing in the disciplines, and more.

Sound Writing provides help with three citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago (notes & bibliography).

Current Edition: 2020

Your French Tutor

Did you know there is a French tutor at the Center for Writing & Learning? Subject tutors are nominated by professors in their disciplines and are specially trained to help students individually or in small groups. Practice your presentation with your French tutor!

Check the CWL's website for bios, hours, and more information..

Get Help at CSEA

The Center for Speech and Effective Advocacy, located in Howarth 210, provides a collaborative space to practice and refine the skills of public speaking, argumentation, advocacy, and persuasion.

Trained peer speech consultants are available by appointment to assist students and faculty members with every aspect of learning and teaching oral communication skills.

Many additional resources can be found on the Center's web page.

Additional Resources

There are several additional reliable and thorough guides to citation styles available online: