Writing Center Links and Resources
School of Education and Leadership capstone materials
The official Hamline School of Education and Leadership. You can refer to this guide when you have questions about setting up your title page and table of contents, inserting headings, or adjusting margins and spacing.
This guide explains what each project chapter should contain and how to submit your finished project.
This guide explains what each thesis chapter should contain, the role of the Institutional Review Board and your committee, and how to submit your finished thesis.
This guide explains the dissertation process and how to submit your finished dissertation.
Citation styles: APA, MLA, Chicago, and legal citations
The official APA website contains detailed information about all APA-related topics.
This section of the official APA website contains tutorials and webinars, handouts and guides, and sample papers to help you learn APA 7.
This is an interactive guide on in-text citations, references, and formatting in APA 7.
This detailed guide about APA 7 includes videos, checklists, and quizzes.
This website contains information about MLA 8, APA 6 and 7, Chicago 17, and more.
The official MLA website contains detailed information about all MLA-related topics.
This free ebook explains legal citations.
This page offers a comprehensive tutorial on how to avoid plagiarism; how to quote, paraphrase, and summarize; and how to source, introduce, cite, and reference materials.
General university writing guides
The Purdue OWL is an extensive online writing lab with guides for students and instructors on everything from research papers to cover letters. This site also includes writing exercises and online tutorials, and it is an especially helpful source of information about MLA and APA citations.
This website provides thorough handouts and videos about general writing concerns, citation style, sentence-level concerns, specific writing assignments and contexts, and writing for specific fields.
This website provides detailed definitions, writing guides, writing activities, and collections of writing samples. The site also has a specific focus on disciplinary writing and professional writing, with strong examples of both.
These guides offer advice on planning a paper, conducting research, using sources, and revising. You will also find information about writing for specific disciplines, such as history or science.
The Writer’s Handbook is full of helpful and highly structured information about academic and professional writing, writing process and structure, and other topics.
This site contains many writing guides and visual design resources.
This resource offers a long list of online handouts to aid students during the writing process.
This resource provides examples of phrases you can use to define terms, compare and contrast ideas, signal transitions, and more. This phrasebank is especially helpful for students who have been told their writing is choppy or lacks flow.
This page includes language resources and guides about US academic communication and culture. You'll find dictionaries, pronunciation guides, advice about talking with instructors, and more.
These resources for ESL students and instructors include grammar and mechanics, practice and exercises, and workplace writing.
This resource has quizzes and exercises to help teach English usage, grammar, and vocabulary.
This humorous site features an exhaustive list of definitions, examples, and grammatical terms with both interactive and printable exercises and handouts to develop, maintain, and practice your grammar knowledge.
This resource index addresses a variety of grammar concerns. It also provides access to quizzes, PowerPoint presentations, and other materials concerning grammar.
Grammar Girl is an online resource that provides grammar tips of the day and podcasts of grammar discussions to stream or download. This is a helpful site when you have a specific grammar question such as “affect vs. effect,” “who vs. whom,” or “lay vs. lie.”
This site contains detailed, example-rich guides about grammar, punctuation, and other common writing concerns.
Below is a nine-minute instructional video on writing literature reviews by the North Carolina State University Libraries.