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Writing & Citations

Writing Resources

The PAU Library is dedicated to providing our students, faculty, and staff with the support required for using scholarly information appropriately in their academic and professional work. On this page, you'll find tools to help you format your writing to comply with professional, ethical, and legal standards. In addition, you'll find guides to help you access and use these tools effectively, as well as guides that address issues related to the use of intellectual property.

If you need assistance with academic or professional writing, click on the button below to access the PAU Writing Studio.

PAU Writing Studio
Continue reading for tools and guides that will help you use scholarly information in your academic and professional writing.

Tools & Guides

Use these tools and their associated guides to aid you in complying with professional, ethical, and legal standards in your written work.

APA Style

APA (American Psychological Association) style is required for written work at PAU and serves as the standard for scholarly communication in psychology and the behavioral sciences. The current (7th) edition of the APA manual, which is available in print for checkout from the PAU Library, provides specific information and examples for formating a research paper and all of its components, including in-text citations, tables, graphs, and references.

Please note that the APA 7 manual is not available to libraries in electronic format; however, the digital edition is available to individuals and may be rented or purchased.

Use the links below to view the library's print copies of the APA 7 manual, including availability information, and for help with using APA 7.

APA 7 - Print Copies Available from the PAU Library APA 7 Citation Guide

Grammarly Premium

Create a free Grammarly Premium account, courtesy of PAU, to check your spelling, grammar, and writing style and to check documents for plagiarism. Make sure to select "Sign up with Google" on the sign up page. Then, use "Sign in with Google" on the Login/Sign-in page and use your PAU Gmail account to proceed.

Grammarly Premium Grammarly Tips & Tutorials


Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share research. PAU recommends using this tool for your citations and provides support for its use.

Download Zotero Zotero Quick Start Guide

Turnitin Draft Coach

PAU subscribes to Turnitin, a computer-based service, to check for originality in submitted papers and assess for plagiarism. Any paper submitted by a student in any program at PAU may be checked for originality to confirm that the student has not plagiarized from other sources. For more information, please refer to your student handbook.

Students have the option of using Turnitin Draft Coach in Google Docs to assist them with checking their papers before submission.

Use the links below for more information on Turnitin and how to use it.

Instructions for using Turnitin Draft Coach at PAU Turnitin Quick Start Guide