Writing Resources

Comprehensive Resources

Visit the CCA Libraries website, open the “Learn how” tab, and select “how to Cite” for access to reliable print and electronic resources, research guides, and links to useful citation tools.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) allows students to access over 200 free resources, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • APA formatting & style guide
  • avoiding plagiarism
  • creating a thesis statement
  • developing a résumé
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • grammar and mechanics
  • job search & professional writing
  • MLA formatting and style guide
  • research
  • style guides
  • writing & teaching writing
  • writing the basic business letter

Writing Mechanics

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant offers free-of-charge practical writing instruction, including the basics of effective writing and proper use of punctuation.


Additional Sites

Writing and research/general

NoodleTools provides free software tools that assist with good-practice researching skills, compiling bibliographies, and source citations.

UC Irvine's resources for students features a Campus Writing Coordinator section with the following valuable resources:

  • citation styles
  • Guidelines for Writing a Philosophy Paper (Princeton)
  • How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography (Cornell)
  • Library Research Using Primary Sources (UC Berkeley)
  • Reading, Writing, and Researching for History (Bowdoin)
  • Writing an Abstract (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
  • writing guides in the disciplines
  • Writing the Art History Paper (Dartmouth)
  • Writing Your Research Prospectus (University of Colorado)