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ALEC 440 - Business and Research Writing

Item Delivery for Distance Education Students

The University Libraries provide document delivery services to remote UTK students. To qualify for distance education services, you must live 40 or more miles from Knoxville. Students must be currently enrolled to access online resources and to use library services. Students enrolled only in independent study classes are not eligible for library services. Directions for setting up item delivery can be found via the Information for Distance Education Students section of the Libraries' website (link opens in a new tab).

Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center

Visit the Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center for free and individualized help throughout the writing process. For Fall 2021, students will need to setup an appointment via the Writing Center website for a 30 minute or 60 minute appointments. Appointments can be scheduled for in-person, online via Zoom, or via email. Writing Center tutors will be available in Pendergrass Library, Study Room B, on Mondays and Thursdays from 2-4.

Frequently Used Citation Styles

AMA (American Medical Association) 

The AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors, Eleventh Edition is mainly used for medical or scientific publishing. Below are some great resources to cite in AMA.

APA (American Psychological Association)

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition is commonly used to cite in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, and engineering to name a few. Please check with your department or professor to see what citation style is preferred. Some resources include:

Looking for 6th edition resources? Check out the APA Style Sixth Edition Resources page for links to the archived style blog, sample papers, quick answers, and supplemental materials.


This style is mainly used in Historical Research. Below are some great resources to cite in Chicago or Turabian.

MLA (Modern Language Association)

The MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition is mainly used to cite in the humanities. The MLA Style Center is a great place to start when beginning to format your paper in MLA. Additional resources include: