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Washington 101

This libguide is for the undergraduate students enrolled in the Washington 101 course at CUA. This course takes and interdisciplinary look at the past and present of Washington, D.C.

The wonderful world of research & writing...

Is your source scholarly or popular? Northern Michigan University has a handy chart and webpage to help you navigate these waters:

Do you feel like your writing needs a boost? Visit the CUA Writing Center for some help!

"Mr. Lincoln on his chair"


[photograph by Sarah Rice Scott]

Cite your sources!

Diana Hacker (who lived and worked in the DC area!) literally wrote the book on citing sources. There is a great web resource with this information too!

Research and Documentation Online

What's that? You want a site that will automatically generate your citation in the APA or MLA format? Lucky for you, NC State Libraries (go pack!) has a tool called Citation Builder!

OR, if you don't mind some ads, Son of Citation Machine can spit out a citation for you in APA, MLA, Turabian, or Chicago style!


Catholic University Libraries has a subscription to this service. RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and other sources. For more information on accessing Refworks via Catholic University Libraries, click here!

Other helpful guides from Catholic University Libraries

Catholic University Libraries also has a guide dedicated solely to RefWorks. Check it out!

There is also a more general guide on Washington, DC (it includes links to newspapers as well as other print resources)

The Stacks Field Manual is also quite handy in navigating the stacks in Mullen!

[a complete list of all guides at Catholic University Libraries can be found here.]