This page provides useful links to resources for writing style, citation, and organization. This page is specifically geared towards graduate level writing.
Web Resources: Offer a variety of materials to aid students in structuring, writing, and researching different kinds of papers and writing assignments.
Organizing & Citing Your Sources: contains links to RefWorks citation management and MLA style guides.
Additional Resources: Provides resources that will aid students in understanding and avoiding plagiarism, and understanding the difference between online resources such as Google and Wikipedia and the databases available through their library.
Web Resources for Writing
Villanova Writing Center
The Villanova Writing Center provides a comfortable atmosphere for your one-to-one session with a qualified tutor. Bring your paper, assignment, and an open mind and we'll do our best to help you improve your writing. Feel free to use our online resources
, writing guide
or 30-Minute Workshop handouts
. The Writing Center is located in 210 Falvey Library.
]Research and Documentation Online
Online guide to MLA, APA, Chicago, and Council of Science Editors styles.
]A Brief Guide to Writing The English Paper (Harvard Writing Center)
This resources takes students through a step by step process for writing an English paper. It addresses common types of English papers, coming up with a thesis, and other tips for structuring a paper.
]UNC Writing Center Resources
This site provides guides and resources for approaching a large variety of writing assignments and subjects. Including but not limited to how to write conference papers, grant proposals, formal letters, and literature reviews.
]UNC Writing Guide for Literature (Fiction)
This handout describes some steps for planning and writing papers about fiction texts. For information on writing about other kinds of literature, please see the Writing Center’s handouts on writing about drama and poetry explications.
Organizing & Citing Your Sources
Organizing Your Sources
Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks
will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies.
to view a step-by-step tutorial on how to set up a RefWorks account.
MLA Style Guide
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University
houses writing resources and instructional material, and they provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.
Chicago Style Adapted for Spanish Language Publishers
The University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, created a full adaptation of the Chicago Manual of Style,
deftly shaping the text to fit the needs of Spanish-language publishers.
Harvard Guide to Using Sources: What Constitutes Plagiarism
This guide discusses what constitutes plagiarism, providing clear descriptions and examples of different types of plagiarism. This guide also provides tips on how to avoid plagiarizing.
]The Web vs. Library Databases – A comparison
Provides a side by side comparison of web searches and library databases and helps to highlight the instances in which each kind of search is most useful. This resources also helps to explain some of the fundamental differences between sites like Google and Wikipedia and Library databases.