LINKS TO CITATION AND STYLE GUIDES & RESOURCES
The MLA Style Center
Tons of writing resources from the MLA on topics including: research papers, works cited and plagiarism. Also includes helpful teaching resources.
Behind the Style
The MLA Style Center blog.
Chicago Manual of Style: Shop Talk
Boils down the 1,146 page Chicago Manual of Style to the information most often needed by students
A handy YouTube video on the basics of Chicago style
Created by Dr. Michael E. Brooks at Bowling Green State University.
Advice from the University of Chicago Press.
NOTE: A quickGoogle or YouTube search for any of these citation styles will provide plenty of support. If you’d prefer to take a look at a book, we have citation guides in the SHU Writing Center located on the main floor of the library.
LINKS TO RESOURCE FOR COMMON WRITING ISSUES
Writing a strong thesis statement
Advice from Indiana University-Bloomington’s Writing Tutorial Services.
Revising a draft for organization
Advice from the Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill
Twelve common errors: a self-editing checklist
Advice from the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
LINKS TO DISCIPLINE AND SUBJECT SPECIFIC WRITING TOOLS
Types and conventions of science writing
Advice from Queen’s University Student Academic Success Services.
A video on writing argumentative essays
Created by Kevin deLaPlante.
Guidelines from the Community for Accredited Online Schools.The Purdue OWL’s explanation of paraphrasing. (NOTE: Bad paraphrasing is at the root of lots of accidental plagiarism cases)