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
The classic Strunk & White Guide: Elements of Style
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.
Grammar Girl: Quick & Dirty Tips — a fun resource to learn more about grammar
LINKS TO DISCIPLINE AND SUBJECT SPECIFIC WRITING TOOLS
Types and conventions of science writing
Advice from Queen’s University Student Academic Success Services.
Advice on writing a philosophy paper
More guidelines on writing a philosophy paper
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)