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The following resources provide a wealth of writing help that you can access from any computer.  All links open in a new window.

Purdue's OWL:  This site is perhaps the most comprehensive writing-related site on the Internet.  This page provides links to information on the following topics, as well as useful handouts for teachers:

  • MLA and APA Citation
  • Discipline-specific writing in the hard sciences, humanities, and social sciences
  • Professional writing help
  • Grammar information
  • ESL helps

LBTS Writing Guide: An 8th edition Turabian guide developed by the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

How to Search & Determine Credible Sources on the Internet

Glendale Community College Writing Helps:  This site provides links in multiple areas, including copyright law, plagiarism, and citation.  It also provides these resources:

  • Magazines and e-journals for writers
  • Professional journals related to writing and teaching writing
  • Multimedia links
  • Sample professional essays
  • Writing podcasts
  • Very basic writing help (the five-paragraph essay, etc.)

Big Dog's Grammar:  This site provides basic grammar explanations as well as a series of self-assessment exercises so you can diagnose your own grammar errors.  The page is available in Spanish and English. 

Ohio ESL:  This site provides a wealth of information for students in Ohio University's Intro to Graduate Writing Course.  Topics include the following:

  • Advanced grammar and sentence structure
  • Reading strategies
  • Vocabulary
  • Quoting Outside Sources
  • Research writing

NC State Professional Writing Program:  This site's format is clumsy, but the information is good.  In addition to an extensive library of helpful links and grammar help, it provides the following:

  • Online reference books
  • Information on copyright law
  • Info on report writing and technical communication
  • Info on how to deliver oral presentations
  • Sample job materials, including interview tips
  • Job listings
  • Professional communication guidelines (e-mail etiquette, etc.)

K-State Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports: Contains helpful hints for formatting your thesis, dissertation, or report using Microsoft Word.

APA Audio Tutorial: The APA organization developed an audio tutorial, which explains the major points of the APA style format. The tutorial has links to sample APA papers as well.

The Bedford Research Room (Parts of the site may be password protected)

CAL POLY Guide to Grammar & Writing: Capital Community College Foundation sponsors a fun and interactive web site which contains grammar guides. 

Greenwood Skills Center: Includes a small library of full-text books, and is a good resource for basic writing, including:

  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Making compelling arguments
  • Research writing 

Harvard College Writing Center: Multiple brief guides to writing in various disciplines. This guide in Writing for Psychology is especially useful.

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