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Writing Centre 

Fall 2020: The Writing Centre provides remote help only through phone meetings, email, and Zoom or Microsoft Teams. To discuss your options, please contact the writing advisor (see below).

About the Writing Centre

Lunch & Learn Workshops

Citation Handouts


About the Writing Centre

The Writing Centre's purpose is to provide assistance in writing, organizing and formatting academic papers in a safe and non-judgmental space. Whether you are in the early or the final stages of the writing process, the writing advisor will provide constructive feedback and recommend resources and strategies that are tailored to your needs. You can also receive help if you are looking to avoid plagiarism, understand your professors’ instructions and expectations, or improve your time management skills.

Phone: 613-236-1393 ext. 2217


Writing Centre services are available between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Thursday.


Lunch & Learn Workshops

At the start of each fall and winter semester, the Library and the Writing Centre puts on a series of lunchtime workshops focusing on a variety of topics relevant to students starting or returning to university. We strongly recommend attending as many of the workshops as possible, as they provide essential and practical information on all aspects of academic life, such as doing research, citing, avoiding plagiarism, writing, and much more. 

The schedule is posted in the Library and on its website and social media as soon as it is available.


Citation Handouts

The Library has prepared the following citation handouts to help students cite their sources and avoid plagiarism. Each one provides examples of bibliography entries and in-text citations for various types of sources.

APA Style, 7th Edition

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition (Notes and Bibliography System)

MLA Style, 8th Edition

If you would like more information on citation styles, please contact the writing advisor or your program's librarian.