• Resources


    Hamline School of Education Capstone Materials

    capstone and dissertation formatting guide 

    This link will take you to the official Hamline capstone and dissertation formatting rules. 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.

    Citation Style: APA, MLA, Chicago, and Legal Citations 

    APA Citations, Style, and Grammar

    The official APA website contains detailed information about all APA-related topics.

    APA Instructional Aids 

    This section of the official APA website contains tutorials and webinars, handouts and guides, and sample papers to help you learn APA 7.

    Chicago School of Professional Psychology: APA Resources 

    This is 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.

    MLA Style Center

    The official MLA website contains detailed information about all MLA-related topics.

    The Indigo Book

    This free ebook explains legal citations.

    Avoiding Plagiarism 

    University of Maryland Global Campus: How to Avoid Plagiarism 

    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.

    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)

    The Purdue OWL is the most extensive online writing lab, with guides 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 handouts and videos about general writing concerns, citation style, sentence-level concerns, specific writing assignments and contexts, and writing for specific fields.

    Colorado State University: 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: Writing Advice

    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.

    University of Wisconsin: Writing Center

    The Writer’s Handbook is full of helpful and highly structured information about academic and professional writing, writing process and structure, and other topics.

    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 page includes language resources and guides about U.S. academic communication and culture. You'll find dictionaries, pronunciation guides, advice about talking with instructors, and more.

    Purdue University: Online Writing Lab (OWL) ESL Resources

    These resources for ESL students and instructors include grammar and mechanics, practice and exercises, and workplace writing.

    English Grammar Quizzes for Multilingual Writers

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

    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 grammar 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 a variety of grammar concerns. It also provides access to quizzes, PowerPoint presentations, and other materials concerning grammar.

    Grammar Girl

    Grammar Girl is 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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    Literature Reviews

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