GLS Essay Format
This is the default essay format for GLS papers. But always consult with your teacher about his or her preferred paper format.
Research & Citation Resources
- Research: Your first stop for research should be the Duke Library Research Support page. Make good use of the library's research guides. Try to avoid using the Duke Library's "All" search function; instead, focus your search on appropriate academic databases.
- Citing & Documenting Sources:
- The Duke Library Citing Sources page offers links to MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian and CSE citation formats.
- You can also check out the Research and Citations Resources page from Perdue's OWL or Dartmouth College - Sources & Citations.
- This Bloomsburg University page features a link to a Powerpoint on Reading and Writing With Sources (college) that has very helpful practical exercises for properly using the words and ideas of others.
- If you are using MLA format, you can check out the MLA Style Center.
- If you are using APA format, you can check out the APA Style page.
Because our program is interdisciplinary, you should use the documentation format most appropriate for the text you are writing (e.g., MLA for humanities; APA for social science; Chicago for history). Typically, you will use the same format as that used by most of the sources you cite. But always consult your teacher about his or her preferred documentation format. Document carefully to avoid any hint of plagiarism.
- Interviewing: If you are going to be doing any interviewing, you will first need to contact the Human Subjects in Research Committee of Duke's Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Academic Writing Resources
Kent Wicker's advice on graduate-level writing comprises two parts: the first focuses on what makes for a good essay; the second focuses more on sentence-level issues.
Not all college writing websites are geared toward graduate-level interdisciplinary work, but some still can offer a lot to the graduate-level writer. Some of the better sites are:
- The MLA Style Center
- Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
- University of Toronto - Advice on Academic Writing
- UNC - Chapel Hill Writing Center