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Writing Resources

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) MLA Page

  • The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) began about twenty years ago and continues to be one of the most popular online resources for writers. The OWL is a comprehensive website that can help all writers, including English Language Learners, graduate students, and writers from a number of disciplines. The OWL includes information on the writing process, academic writing, subject-specific writing, common writing assignments, and grammar and mechanics. Information on APA, MLA, and Chicago formatting and citation styles can also be found on the OWL. The site has several drop-down menus for easy navigation and can be searched for any writing needs or inquiries. 

Modern Language Association

  • The Modern Language Association website includes a general overview of MLA style, as well as a list of publications and bookstore for purchasing MLA style products.

New! MLA 8th Edition

  • In spring 2016, MLA updated its handbook. This website explains the changes to the MLA guidelines.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) APA Page
  • The Purdue OWL's APA page has information on APA formatting and citation styles. 
American Psychology Association
  • The APA website offers a free tutorial on the basics of APA style, as well as APA style products, such as manuals and reference books.

Chicago Manual of Style

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Chicago Page
  • The Purdue OWL's Chicago page has information on Chicago formatting and citation styles.
Chicago Manual of Style Online
  • “The Chicago Manual of Style Online” offers a general overview of Chicago style, as well as helpful tools such as a Q&A page and a quick guide to Chicago-style citations.

General Writing Tips

Stages of the Writing Process

  • The University of Richmond Writing Center website offers helpful information throughout all stages of the writing process, such as creating thesis statements, editing drafts, using proper punctuation marks, and understanding common styles of documentation.

Helpful Collection of Writing Tips

  • The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has created several handouts on topics such as brainstorming, evaluating sources, and avoiding the passive voice. There are also handouts for specific writing assignments, such as annotated bibliographies and literature reviews.

Writing Across the Curriculum- Salisbury University

  • The Writing Across the Curriculum link connects you to information on writing-intensive course designs, writing assignments from a variety of disciplines, WAC faculty seminars, and stories about the academic life at Salisbury University written by SU professors.
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