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Business & Graduate Studies | Academic Resources


Welcome to the Academic Resources page for the school of Business and Graduate Studies (BGS).  On this page, you will find a variety of resources to further your academic performance and to prepare for your real world career.  If you have suggestions, please forward them to your program chair or advisor.  These resources were featured on the BGS syllabus template.


Academic Support Services

Trinity’s Academic Services Center offers assistance with topics such as scholarly writing and time management to name a few.  It can take 24- 48 hours to schedule a session so please plan in advance!

Mathematics Links

Critical Reading Links

  • Critical Reading by Dan Kurland – a solid resource for discovering how to understand the intent, message, and logic of written texts; the key to good scholarship!
  • Study Guides And Strategies – here you will find a simple chart to assist in critically assessing a written text.
  • Critical Reading Toward Critical Writing – University of Toronto’s site for beginning to intermediate critical reading and writing for academic and research papers
  • Guide to Critical Reading – University of Colorado’s guide to critical reading at CSU’s Writing Studio. Review some theory and the SEVEN Strategies for Critical Reading

Academic Writing Links

  • Vail Tutor – The VAIL Tutor provides an overview of academic integrity concepts and practical tips for avoiding plagiarism. Students are introduced to proper documentation practices and academic integrity policies. A certificate of completion is given to students after successful completion of the online quizzes.
  • APA Style Tutorial – APA style is the preferred writing style for Psychology and the Social Sciences. This is the official tutorial from the APA. This has a very informative and content friendly PowerPoint.
  • Chicago Style Quick Guide – Chicago Style or CMS is the standard for most publications, journalism, business, and commercial writing.  Chicago style is also used widely in literature, arts, and humanities. This is a quick guide, for more information use the OWL at Purdue or use Turabian or the CMS style book.
  • The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue Free writing resource for any type and style of writing. A complete resource on Plagiarism, Citation, and References, a very comprehensive site.
  • Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth – Many free resources including writing by subject, rhetoric, and academic research in a very comprehensive site.
  • Glendale Community College Writer’s Resources – An incredible resource for style, writing guides, plagiarism, writing, and essay, building an argument, finding topics, journals for writers, and more.

Citation Tool Links

There is a citation tool within MS Word in the References ribbon (Tab).  However, students often recommend a more advanced tool.

For a Fee

  • PerllaDevelop references, citations, and format your paper for APA 6th edition on PC or MAC, currently $39.00
  • EndnoteDevelop references and citations for your paper for APA 6th edition on PC or MAC; Basic, X7, or iPad versions. Free online version, $113.95, including the student/faculty discount.


  • Son of Citation Machine Landmark’s free citation and reference builder for APA, MLA, Turabian, and Chicago writing and publishing styles.
  • Knightcite – The Hekman Library at Calvin College free citation and reference tool. Choose MLA, APA, or Chicago.  Then choose the type of source.
  • Zotero – [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser
  • BibMe – The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It’s the easiest way to build a works cited page. And it’s free.

Argumentation Links: The Heart of Academic Writing

Research Links: Writing, Methods, and Data Sources

Please make free use of the BGS Current Students Writing and Research Pages.  For additional resources, the following are suggested.

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