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AREC 150 - Sustaining Life: The Global Economy of Food

Citing, Writing & Presenting

Scroll down this page to find resources to help you with writing, citing, and presentation skills.

Citation guides & tutorials

Database "cite this" features

Many library databases (Academic Search Ultimate, EconLit, Google Scholar, GreenFile, etc.) provide a "cite this" functionality that will format the citation in the style of your choice (APA, Chicago, etc.). You can then copy and paste the formatted citation into the bibliography of your paper. Just be sure to check the formatting. There could be errors in punctuation, capitalization, etc.

Campus Writing Resources

Present your research

Library services & resources

Borrow technology - Presentation-related equipment for loan includes cameras, portable projectors, voice recorders, etc.
Rooms & spaces - Use library group study rooms for project team meetings. Technology study rooms have presentation equipment.
Software on Library Workstations - The Library provides a wide range of software on Information Commons computers that can support presentation preparation, including graphics software and Microsoft Office software such as PowerPoint.

Campus resources

Think Tank Academic Skills Workshops - Free workshops including "Confidence & Clarity on Stage: Tips for Public Speaking and Presenting".
UA Computer Based Training Courses - free online training for UA students, faculty and staff covering categories such as Multimedia & Video.
UA OSCR Gear-to-Go Center - offering a variety of multimedia equipment.
VCAT (Virtual Computing Access Technology) - Use a wide variety of software from home.

Presentation skills

15 Strategies for Giving Oral Presentations - a blog post from U.S. News & World Report: Education.

Effective Presentation Design & Delivery - an excellent guide to resources from Georgetown University Library. Some resources are for Georgetown affiliates only.