We have included a list of links and resources that you may find helpful. If you are aware of others, please let us know!

APA Style, Style Guidesopenbook

  • American Psychological Association (APA Style)

“On this site, you will find tutorials, FAQs, and other resources to help you improve your writing, master APA Style, and learn the conventions of scholarly publishing.”

  • Finding DOI (Digital Object Identifiers) for Reference List Entries

This free DOI lookup has a number of ways to search for DOI.

  • The OWL at Purdue University’s APA Formatting and Style Guide

“This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.” The OWL at Purdue

  • The Chicago Manual of Style Online

“The indispensable online reference for all who work with words.” The Chicago Manual of Style

Writing & Grammar

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    The Ultimate Grammar Resource Guide

This site debunks grammar myths, list helpful articles, and provides links to other grammar resources. There's also a comprehensive list of quotes and saying arranged alphabetically by category.Ultimate Grammar Resource Guide


  • HyperGrammar, University of Ottawa

HyperGrammar allows users to create and follow their own lines of thought. On its first appearance on any page, every grammatical term is linked to its definition. A user reading about nouns might jump to the simple subject, and from there to subordinate clauses—users are not required or even encouraged to use this material in order. HyperGrammar


  • Guide to Grammar and Style

This helpful site is published by Jack Lynch, a professor at Rutgers University. Guide to Grammar and Style

  • Grambo

John Russial, associate professor of journalism, School of Journalism and Communications, University of Oregon, has created this “test of the Emergency Grammar System,” an “amusing but helpful test of your knowledge.” Grambo


Reference Materials



The “world’s best search engine.” Google


Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Best of all, it’s free! Merriam-Webster



Helpful online encyclopedia. Wikipedia

When you need help finding just the right word...



From Royal Roads University, important information for students on understanding copyright issues and using or adapting the work of others. Includes a copyright letter students can use when requesting written permission. RRU Copyright Information


English as a Second Language

ESL Resources

Masters in ESL has researched and compiled a list of 115 sites dedicated to learning English as a second language, including blogs, podcasts, ESL teachers and experts, teaching tools, and general information the ESL community might find useful. Masters in ESL Resources



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