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Writing & Style Guides

Improve your writing and citing in academic papers

Academic writing takes practice to master. Dalhousie librarians have assembled writing guides and citation style guides to help you present better papers.

Writing guides

Composition aids and advice for academic writing.

Style guides

Tip sheets for all citation styles used in academic research papers.   

Quick links

Brief guides to common citation styles. Click "Style guides" above for more detailed information.

Dalhousie Writing Centres

Studley Campus

The Writing Centre helps students cultivate ideas, develop strong organizational skills and heighten creativity. Its tutors will help you articulate, clarify, and shape academic and non-academic written work. Email them for an appointment or drop in at the Killam’s South Learning Common, room G40C.

Agricultural Campus

The Writing Centre at the Agricultural Campus is located on the main floor in the MacRae Library. If you need help organizing and editing your written assignments, the Writing Centre can help with papers or labs in any of your courses. If you are an international student who would like practice with grammar & English pronunciation, we schedule lessons in the Writing Centre. Visit the Writing Centre or contact them to schedule an appointment.