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Do you have the charts, graphs, or figures for these papers?

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Pausing My Account

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How To Pause Your Account

To pause your account select the "pause account" link on your account page. You can select increments of 1, 2 or 3 months. The account pause will take effect immediately. Your account will be paused for your selected time period and reinstated automatically. Your new roll date will be dynamically created based on the number of days left on your subscription prior to pausing. If you want to reinstate your account early your premium access will be reinstated immediately and account rolling based on remaining time.

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What is a citation generator?

The citation generator is an automatic bibliography maker that will properly format your sources for your research based on some basic information about each source. Making a bibliography for your essays and term papers has never been easier.
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How should I use the citation generator?

Simply enter the required information and the citation generator will automatically format your sources in the style you want.
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What formats can the citation generator follow?

The citation generator currently supports MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
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What are book notes?

StudyMode.com’s book notes are easy-to-read summaries and analyses of popular books read by high school and college students.
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How should I use book notes?

You should use our book notes as a supplement to your studies. By reading our notes along with the book, you'll have a much deeper understanding of the book you're studying. You can also use the notes to help with writing your essay or term paper.
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Can I cite from book notes?

Yes, you can reference our individual book notes as a source for your essays.
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Who wrote the book notes?

The book notes are written by StudyMode's team of professional writers.
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What additional features do the book notes offer me?

The book notes section offers a number of great features to help your studies, including character analysis, exploration of themes and symbols, chapter summaries, and even quizzes.
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How do I access the book notes section?

The book notes section is a feature offered to members only, but it doesn’t require a premium account. You can access book notes for free as long as you have a free account. Join now and access this exclusive section immediately!
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How can book notes help me?

The book notes are designed to help students break down the most important elements of a book, section by section. By using our reading guides, you will have a much more well-rounded understanding of the books you are studying.
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