Research and Writing Guide

Getting Started: Identify your assignment

Annotated Bibliography (University of British Columbia)

Book Report (Purdue)

Book Review (Trent University)Reflection Paper  

Reflection Paper (Cleveland State University)

Research Paper (University of Wisconsin)

Exegetical Paper (Westminster Theological Seminary)

Presentation  (Northern Arizona University)

Resources:  What do you need?

Print Journals: to view these, visit the back wall of the EBC Library

Online Journals (EBSCO)

  • Login:  first initial, last name (example: jsmith)
  • Password:  your full student number 

Books (EBC Library catalogue)

eBooks (EBSCO)

Other online resources 


Planning and Organizing

Emmanuel Paper Writing Essentials

Organizing an essay (University of Toronto)

Developing a Thesis statement (Queen's University)

Introduction and Conclusion 

Paragraphs (University of Toronto) 

Select and Refine topic (Duke University, WCSU)

How NOT to plagiarize  (University of Toronto)

Writing Styles

Chicago Manual of Style

APA Style

MLA Documentation Guide

Style Comparison (a side-by-side comparison of the major writing styles) (Purdue)

Citation Machine

Research and Writing Tips

Understanding Assignments (University of North Carolina)

Grammarly Writing Handbook 

Writing centre resources  (University of Waterloo)

Advice on academic writing  (University of Toronto)


Plagiarism  (Westminster Theological Seminary)

Plagiarism FAQ, aka, "Am I Plagiarizing?"  (Westminster Theological Seminary)

What's wrong with using Wikipedia? (Harvard)

Evaluating web sources  (Harvard)

Common errors found in research papers  (Rice University)

Other Resources 

The Assignment Calculator helps break down your writing assignments into a series of manageable steps. All you need to get started is the date your assignment is due.  (Simon Fraser University)

Citation machine: Format & Generate Citations

Zotero: [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Tip sheets on the writing process & documentation styles

Writing Videos