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Make an Appointment at the Writing Center

The Emory Writing Center manages scheduling via a web-based program called WCOnline. You can read additional information about creating appointments on the Writing Center website.

How the Library Can Help

By contacting me, the Math and Computer Science Librarian, I can assist you throughout your research and writing project. I can work with both you and/or your advisor from beginning to end.

Typically, I help by:

  • Offering individualized appointments to assist in finding the best information
  • Purchasing books, journals, documentaries, and other publications to help
  • Assisting you in locating books, journals, and other materials
  • Evaluating if a topic is a good senior project by determining if ample information is available at Emory Libraries or nearby.
  • Arranging for tutorials and workshops using library research tools, such as Endnote or ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan).

Please feel free to contact me anytime!


Using the work of another scholar without proper citation, whether that work is available in print or online, is plagiarism, a violation of the Emory Honor Code. See the Citing your Sources guide for more information.

Why cite your sources?

You cite your sources:

  • to give credit to those people whose ideas/words you are using in your paper so that you don't plagiarize
  • to distinguish other people's ideas/words from your own ideas and words.
  • to make your argument stronger. Doing research on an issue strengthens your position, because it shows you have engaged with some of the other positions on your topic and incorporated them into your thinking.
  • to allow your readers to verify your claims and to get more information from the source materials.

Plagiarism is presenting another person’s words and/or ideas as your own words/ideas – either deliberately OR unintentionally.

To avoid plagiarism, give credit in your paper to the person whose words and/or ideas you have made use of. In other words, cite your sources. You must cite any source that contributed significantly to the ideas in your own paper, even if you don't quote directly from that source.

See Plagiarism Prevention from for more information.

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Kristan Majors
Woodruff Library
phone: 404-727-8932
I assist students and faculty with research and class projects. Feel free to contact me for an appointment.
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