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IDS 101: In Search of Life: Citations & Writing Help

Student studying in the library

You have many resources to help properly cite:

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers individual appointments with a writing consultant. Writing Center Consultants will give honest feedback about where the writing confuses them, or loses them, particularly interests them, leaves them needing additional explanation or support, and the like. They can help writers to organize their arguments more effectively by asking them, for example, what the organizing principle at work in the current draft is.

Writing Center

Schedule an appointment, view student associates, and view hours. Support for students whose home language is not English will also be provided. 

QUAD Center

The QUAD Center (Quantitative Understanding, Analysis, and Design) is designed to assist people with data collection and analysis, interpretation, critically evaluation, and incorporation of quantitative information into papers and other projects or assignments. 

They provide support related to quantitative activities and assignments associated with courses, ranging from introductory classes to senior thesis projects. The Center focuses both on the kinds of basic mathematics central to academic and civic literacy and on research design and statistical issues arising in a broad range of disciplines across the liberal arts. 

QUAD Center

Schedule an appointment, view student associates, and view hours.


Zotero is a reference manager designed to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books and articles. It also is a powerful tool for collecting, organizing, and sharing research information and sources.

This free, open source tool works with Macs and PCs (a beta version for Chromebooks has recently been released). Download both desktop and browser extension for it to work with Google Docs and MS Word. References also can be copied and pasted.

For help contact:
Bill Kelm, or
John Repplinger,

Willamette University

Willamette University Libraries

Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street.
Salem Oregon 97301
Pacific Northwest College of Art Library
511 NW Broadway.
Portland Oregon 97209