Writing and Research

Writing and Research

No matter what you’re profession, writing is likely a central component. Good writing will make you a more effective employee, grant writer, or scholar. Here are a few links that might help you with the research process:

Resources for Writing

OWL: Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab

This is an excellent source to get help at any stage in the writing process. You can find grammar tips, research skills, and formatting guidelines for a range of disciplines.

Improve your writing style

An information page, created by the UNC Department of Arts and Sciences, that helps writers hone their skills and slash needless confusion in their writing.

Cal State San Bernardino Writing Center

A physical and virtual site for tutoring. Make an appointment or find links to helpful writing resources.

Research Tools


A powerful citation tracking tool that allows you to record citations within your web browser and export them into Word as inline citations or full bibliographies in a range of formats.

LibGuides Community

You may have seen your own library’s research guides. This site aggregates all the library resource pages produced with the service LibGuides. If you have a research topic with a narrow focus, this is a great place to get ideas for how to proceed.

Avoiding Plagarism

A great guide to the ins and outs of academic honesty created by UCLA librarian, Simon Lee.

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