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OT 634: Research and Evidence in Clinical Practice

Get Help at CWL

The Center for Writing & Learning (CWL), located in Howarth 109, offers students opportunities to get help on all aspects of the writing process.  Services include:

  • Writing Advisors who are selected through a rigorous application process and who are specially trained to help students get started on a paper, organize their thoughts, or improve their editing skills.
  • Peer Tutors in a wide range of subjects who are nominated by professors in their disciplines and who are specially trained to help students individually or in small groups.
  • Language Partners who work with multilingual students to help them navigate the conventions and quirks of academic English writing.
  • Academic Consultants who are specially trained to help students improve their time management skills, organization, study skills, and test-taking strategies.

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

Citation & Science Writing Resources

Got an unusual citation? Check the APA Style Blog! My go-to source for all of my unusual APA Style questions! Can search or browse by categories.

Citing Online Sources

Common Pitfalls:

  • No Author, No Date, No Page Number? Make it explicit: usually with an abbreviation such as n.d (check specific style guidelines)
  • To include URL or not? Some styles (MLA) don't require it, but (APA) does!

Handy Chart from APA describing what to do when you're missing information:

More Useful Examples: