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Resources for All Writers

Even writers who have been at the craft for decades find that there’s always something new to learn and better ways to make their writing more organized, concise and persuasive. We’ve collected some tried and true resources many students find useful.

Online Writing Resources

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL): This is the largest free online resource for writers. OWL has a very good search engine and you can usually find help on specific topics. The site offers direct tips on the writing process, academic writing, grammar, organization, structure, and English as a second language.

Saint Louis University's Library chat service: This service can answer quick citation questions and is usually open whenever the library is open.

Assignment Calculator: Provided by the University of Minnesota, this tool helps to manage writing projects. Enter the due date and type of assignment and the calculator will break down your work into twelve steps to help you stay on track.

Citation Machine: Citation Machine automatically creates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian.

University Writing Services: Handouts

The following guides, tips and resource sheets can help you on your way to becoming a better writer.

Citation Styles

Style, Mechanics and Grammar

The Writing Process

Genres of Writing