General Resource Sites
- The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University
A versatile website that covers specific aspects of technical and academic writing. A good resource for research techniques, outline writing, developing a resume, grammar mechanics, and much more.
- A Research Guide for Students
Useful site that covers bibliographies, footnotes, endnotes, and parenthetical citations for MLA format, plus information on general research paper writing and ways to avoid plagiarism. Also includes an extensive resource page of its own.
- Juniata College Online Citation Guide
Juniata's own citation guide. Covers the basics of the APA, CSE, Chicago, and MLA formats.
- OWL - Evaluating Sources of Information
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue takes you through the steps of evaluating the validity and usefulness of information sources. It'll help you decide if that webpage you found on Google is worth your time.
Grammar, Mechanics, and Writing the Paper
- OWL - How to Use Adjectives and Adverbs
Confused about how to use countable and uncountable nouns? This site goes over the basics of using adjectives and adverbs properly.
- OWL - Hyphens
Figuring out which words should be hyphenated can be tricky sometimes. The OWL lays down the rules of hyphenation and gives some examples here.
- OWL - Creating a Thesis Statement
A thesis is what ties your paper together and gives meaning to what you're trying to say. Here, you can find explanations of the different types of theses and specific information on what goes into writing a good thesis statement.
- OWL - Developing an Outline
Having problems with the organization of your paper? An outline gives order to your ideas. Learn about the construction of a good outline here.
- OWL - Transitions and Transitional Devices
If you're worried about the flow of your paper, this guide is a good quick reference for combining ideas and improving the transitions between sentences.