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*Ecampus Library Services

Information about library services for students taking Ecampus courses and instructors teaching Ecampus courses.

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Citations 101

Get a basic overview of where and when you need to cite and the different citation styles that are used in academic and scholarly writing. Citations 101 (link below) gives you a basic understanding of when and why you need to cite your sources.

If you don't know which style to use, make sure you ask your instructor. If your instructor leaves it up to you, choose the style with which you are most familiar.

OWL (Online Writing Lab)

OSU's Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers writing assistance online.

The OWL is open from week 2 of each term until the beginning of finals week. Trained Writing Center staff provide Skype and written consultations for all OSU students, staff, and faculty.

Terms and Conditions:

  • OWL submissions cannot exceed 25 double-spaced pages (6250 words). Longer papers will not be accepted.
  • It may take up to 72 hours to receive feedback.
  • You should upload a copy of the instructor's assignment sheet. Failure to do so may result in a delay scheduling your feedback, as we may need to receive more information from you before we can provide feedback.
  • You may not submit more than two (2) drafts per week.

Questions? Send an email to

Ready to get some feedback on your work? Use the link below!

Write and Cite