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Writing Resources

Citation Applications






Writing Guidelines

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Aims Online Writing Lab

Gonzaga University Writing Guidelines

Thesis Statements

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Illinois at Urbana

Ashford University Thesis Generator

Style Guides

MLA Handbook 8th Edition (Purchase)

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APA Publication Manual (Purchase)

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Chicago Manual of Style (Purchase)

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Transitional Words and Phrases

Using Transitions Effectively (Univ. of Washington)

Linking Words

Transitions & Connectives (TAMIU University)

Resources for Students (Zitko)


Download Guidelines for Writing Research Papers

Example Research Paper in APA (Zitko & Schultz, 2020)

Resources for Students (Web)

Annotated Bibliography (Engle: Cornell University)

Annotated Bibliography (Purdue University)

MLA Template (Microsoft)

MLA Format and Section Headings (Purdue University)

MLA Sample Paper (Purdue University)

  • Caution: Only use for structuring paper.  The content is not written as an appropriate research paper!

Grammar and Punctuation (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  • Click box in lower right corner to expand content.

Writing Center (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Excellent Source on a wide variety of topics.

Taboo Words in Academic Writing (Vinz)

Words and Phrases to Avoid (Penn State)

Power Thesaurus

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