Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Research and Writing Resources

Writing Resources

In addition to joining the Department's MEOW (Middle Eastern Organized Writing group), we strongly encourage students to utilize the University Writing Center, located at PCL 2.330. The UWC offers free, individualized help with writing for any UT student, by appointment or on a drop-in basis. They work with students from every department on campus, for both academic and non-academic writing. This service is not just for writing with "problems." Getting feedback from an informed audience is a normal part of a successful writing project. The UWC consultants are trained to work with you on your writing in ways that preserve the integrity of your work and help you become a stronger, more independent writer. Please visit their website for events, workshops, and writing groups. 


Bibliographic Software

Bibliographic software applications allow writers to import references and create bibliographies according to particular style guides.

Zotero is a free 2.0 Firefox extension whose functionality allows writers to import references from online databases, organize references and create bibliographies. 

EndNote is a citation management software program that imports references from online databases, maintains personalized databases, organizes references, and creates bibliographies. EndNote is available for purchase at the Campus Computer Store at a student price.

NoodleBib — “Generate, edit, and publish an MLA Works Cited list, an APA References list, or a Chicago/Turabian Bibliography that complies with the rules of the current handbooks and manuals for each style.”



Comparison of Citation Styles — In addition to providing resources for a wide range of citation styles, this Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation website gives a brief overview of each style. The website also identifies the format preference for various disciplines.

Tools for particular citation styles:

Citations for Electronic Sources — Library of Congress


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