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Music: Need Help?

resources to help students with their Music classes

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Help with Citations

Understanding Citations

The research guide "Cite Your Sources" has information and resources for APA, Chicago, and MLA styles.

Watch this embedded video  "Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction"  to better understand the role of citations in academic research.



NoodleTools is a web-based citation management software tool. Vol State students can create a free account and have  properly formatted citations and Works Cited page for their course assignments.

Need help creating your account or using this software? Check out NoodleTools: A Guide.

Help with your Assignment

Review all your course assignments at the beginning of the semester.

Does an assignment require resources other than your textbook?

  • Find out where you find these resources.

Does an assignment require research?

  • Read the research assignment carefully.
  • Ask your professor if you have questions about the assignment.
  • A Vol State Librarian can help you find the resources needed for your assignment.

Video: Picking Your Topic is Research

Research, writing a paper, giving a speech, or creating a presentation is easier when you choose the right topic. Research your topic before committing to it.