• Resources


    Hamline School of Education Capstone Materials

    Citation Style 

    Chicago School of Professional Psychology: APA Resources 

    An interactive guide on in-text citations, references, and formatting in APA 7.

    Walden University: APA Resources

    This detailed guide about APA 7 includes videos, checklists, and quizzes.

    Purdue University: Online Writing Lab (OWL) Citation Guides

    This website contains information about MLA 8, APA 6 and 7, Chicago 17, and more.

    The Indigo Book

    This free ebook explains legal citations.


    University of Maryland Global Campus: How to Avoid Plagiarism 

    A comprehensive tutorial on how to avoid plagiarism; how to quote, paraphrase, and summarize; and how to source, introduce, cite, and reference materials.

    Avoiding Procrastination

    The University of Minnesota: Assignment Calculator

    This is a must-use tool for students who tend to procrastinate. The Assignment Calculator helps students break up a writing assignment into steps and schedule deadlines for each step. Students are also provided with helpful links to online resources at each step of the writing process.

    All-Purpose University Writing Guides

    Purdue University: Online Writing Lab (OWL)

    Purdue’s OWL is the most extensive online writing lab on the net, replete with links to other online resources and handouts for both 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.

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Writing Center 

    This website provides thorough and well-structured handouts on general writing concerns, citation style, sentence-level concerns, specific writing assignments and contexts, and writing for specific fields. It also features multimedia demos on the stages of the writing process.

    Colorado State: Writing@CSU 

    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.

    University of Toronto at Scarborough: Centre for Teaching and Learning

    Students who need help understanding specific writing tasks or who seek guidance on organizing academic papers will find these visually structured writing guides an asset.

    University of Wisconsin: Writing Center

    The Writer’s Handbook is full of helpful and highly structured handouts that break down writing assignments and tasks into their components to help students understand and apply them. Handouts cover such topics as Stages of the Writing Process, Common Types of Writing Assignments, Grammar and Punctuation, Improving Your Writing Style, and Citing Your References in Your Paper.

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Center for Global Communication+Design

    This site contains many writing guides and visual design resources. 

    University of Texas at Austin: Writing Center 

    This resource offers a long list of online handouts to aid students during the writing process.

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    ESL Resources

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: ESL Resources

    This resource page includes two different focuses. First, there’s a list of handouts and links that will help ELL/International students adjust to US Academic life, such as how to write emails, how to talk to professors, learning strategies (vocabulary building, academic reading/writing) and cultural issues in classrooms. The second focus is on “Language Resources,” a list of links and handouts that includes dictionaries, pronunciation guides, and more.

    Purdue University: Online Writing Lab (OWL) ESL Resources

    Resources for ESL students and instructors that include Grammar and Mechanics, Practice and Exercises, and Workplace Writing.

    English Grammar Quizzes for Multilingual Writers

    This resource has quizzes, exercises, and puzzles to help teach English usage, grammar, and vocabulary.

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    Grammar Resources

    Grammar Bytes!

    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 grammatical knowledge.

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Writers Workshop

    This site is a quick grammar reference guide that provides clear definitions and illustrates basic grammar rules concerning parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentences, sentence elements, and common problems of usage.

    Capital Community College Foundation: Grammar Guide

    This resource index addresses grammatical concerns at the word, sentence, paragraph, and essay and research levels. It also provides access to quizzes, search devices, and PowerPoint presentations concerning grammar matters.

    Grammar Girl

    A sassy 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.

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    Professional Writing

    Ohio State University Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing: Writing Resources

    This site contains thorough guides on professional aspects of writing, including writing job materials, personal statements, and funding proposals.

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    Literature Reviews

    Here is a 9-minute instructional video on writing literature reviews by the North Carolina State University Libraries.