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University Writing Center
October 23, 2014

Writer Resources

Resources For Writers

Helpful research links from the UTPA Library staff: 

•  Research 101 (using the library to conduct research) 

http://php.lib.utpa.edu/research101/

Annotated Bibliographies:

•  http://owl.English.purdue.edu/handouts/print/general/gl_annotatedbib.html 

                                                                                                                                                                            Avoiding Plagiarism:

•  http://www.winthrop.edu/wcenter/handoutsandlinks/dontplag.htm

Business Letters:

•  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/p_subnegmess.html

Business Writing Websites:

•  Higher Order Concerns and Lower Order Concerns for Business Writing

http://owl.English.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/p_hocloc.html

•  Resume and Other Workplace Writing

http://owl.English.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/p_yresum.html

Chemistry Writing Guide:

• http://www.chem.orst.edu/writing/WritingGuide2000.htm

Citation Style Guides:

•  APA Style

http://www.psychwww.com/resource/apacrib.htm

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html

•  MLA Style

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

•  Turabian Style

http://www.libs.uga.edu/ref/turabian2009.pdf

•  Chicago Style
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/717/01/ 
 

Documenting Electronic Sources

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_docelectric.html

•  Research and Documentation Online

http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/

Encyclopedia Online:

http://www.encyclopedia.com/

ESL Writing Websites:

•  http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/english/writing/activities.html

•  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslstudent.html



General Writing and Reading Guides:

•  http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/writeproc.html

•  http://www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/~agraham/guides/guidec.shtml



General Writing Assistance:

•  General

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/index2.html

•  Developing an Outline

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_outlin.html



Grammar and Mechanics Sites:

•  Purdue University Online Writing Lab contains extensive lists of handouts and tips.

http://owl.English.purdue.edu

•  Strunk's Elements of Style is a classic guide to grammar and mechanics.

http://www.bartleby.com/141

•  Webgrammar lists a variety of writing resources.

http://www.webgrammar.com/

•  Grammar Slammer is an online grammar handbook.

http://www.englishplus.com/grammar/



History Writing Websites:

•  http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Writing_Center/resources_writers/article_lodewick.html

•  http://www.bio.ilstu.edu/Lynch/writing_a_historical_essay.htm



Literary Websites:

•  Literary works, information, and other related links

http://www.bartleby.com



Memo Writing:

•  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/p_memo.html



Online Dictionaries:

•  Webster's Dictionary

http://www.m-w.com

•  Roget's Thesaurus

http://thesaurus.com

http://www.bartleby.com/62/



Philosophy Writing Guide:


• http://oregonstate.edu/cla/philosophy/sites/default/files/pdf/writing_guide.pdf

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~phildept/files/ShortGuidetoPhilosophicalWriting.pdf

Political Science Writing Guide:

•  http://oregonstate.edu/cla/polisci/sites/default/files/pdf/wicguide.pdf



Research and Documentation:

•  Research Information

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/index.htm

•  Using the Internet

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/internet/index.html



Speech Writing Guide:

http://oregonstate.edu/dept/speech/writing/index.htm

http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/index.cfm?guides_active=speeches&category1=40

 

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