The Catholic University of America


The Writing Center

Have questions about how to use sources in your papers? Not sure how to cite properly? No problem! The CUA Writing Center can help. Below are a few handy resources that explain when and how to cite in academic writing. And of course, you can always make an appointment at the Writing Center to review your paper or to discuss citation guidelines and rules of the road. We’re here for all your writing needs!

Purdue Online Writing Lab: Click here for information on how to cite and paraphrase properly, including practice exercises.

CUA Writing Center Handouts: See the Writing Center's handouts page for all aspects of the writing process, including how to avoid plagiarism.

Avoiding Unintentional Plagiarism, Principles and Practice: A helpful presentation from the CUA Writing Center on avoiding unintentional plagiarism.

Still have questions? Make your appointment here!

Contact Information:
Pryzbyla Center 213

Center for Academic Success

The Center for Academic Success is home to CUA's tutoring services, which include both drop-in tutoring and one-on-one subject tutoring. CAS also hosts workshops, provides academic coaching, and offers online learning resources.

Drop-In Tutoring: This service is free - just come anytime within a two-hour window, ready to ask questions in any of the listed subjects.

Workshops: Each semester, CAS hosts a series of workshops that focus on wide-ranging topics, from the best apps to use to stay on top of your work, to how to tackle midterms and finals.  

Contact Information:
Pryzbylal Center 202

Ask A Librarian

CUA's libraries are a great starting point for all your research needs. There are a multitude of resources available online, including a chat feature that allows you to Ask A Librarian any research-related questions. You can also:

Learn about the library: Not sure where to get started? This FAQ will help you take your first steps, like logging in to your library account, finding books and articles, and connecting with a librarian. You can also take an online tour of Mullen Library to scope out study spaces, computers, and book collections.

Meet your subject librarian: Starting a research paper? A subject librarian who specializes in your topic can help by guiding you to the most useful resources. 

Research: Ready to go? Search for books and journal articles, or access a complete list of available databases here.


Contact Information:
Mullen Library Main Floor
Information Desk: 202-319-5070
Circulation Desk: 202-319-5060
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