There are many online resources to assist you in preparing your paper for submission to the Symposium.

Please note that any major citation style guide (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian) is permitted, so long as the style is appropriate to the academic discipline of the paper.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Writing Center has a Writer's Handbook documenting all major styles of citations and containing sections on writing research papers and other pieces.

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers a guide for using MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online serves as a speedy reference for Chicago style.

The University of Chicago Press has a Turabian Quick Guide.

University of Pittsburgh students may visit the Writing Center (now located in the O’Hara Student Center) for help with citations, format, grammar, etc. Services are free of charge and the center is staffed by part-time faculty and graduate students. has created a guide for conducting online academic research and a student’s guide on avoiding plagiarism.

In addition, the MLA Handbook is available in print at most libraries and bookstores.

Please see our guide to writing abstracts for tips on producing an effective abstract. See also the Tufts University abstract guide, which includes varied sample abstracts. 


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