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Media and Communication

Useful information for Media and Communication students.

Mary G. Walsh Writing Center

The Mary G. Walsh Writing Center offers writing support to the entire Salem State community. Our staff will talk with you about any kind of writing for any audience, host writing events and workshops, and provide you with a supportive space in which to write. We’ve worked with students who come from over 30 different majors and who speak over 50 different languages.

Our professionally trained tutoring staff can assist you with topic development, brainstorming, organization, sentence-level writing issues, citation, oral and/or visual presentations, conference abstracts, proposals, presentations, and professional documents (cover letters, resumes, personal statements).

Make an Appointment at the Writing Center



What is EndNote Basic?


EndNote is a software program that works with Microsoft Word to automatically format in-text citations and end-of-paper reference lists with your chosen style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.). The "Basic" edition is a limited, online-based version that is free to use.

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The Cite Button

The majority of the Library's e-resources can generate a single citation for you.

Places to look for the Cite Button or other Citation Tools in E-Resources:

  • The right-hand menu on the article abstract page.
  • At the top of the results list.
  • Immediately under each citation in the results list.
  • At the very bottom of an article or article abstract page.