Help here at OSU

OSU Writing Center Online contains handouts on many writing problems and links to online writing resources.

Writing process

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) offers an excellent set of pages about the writing process, with topics ranging from "Starting the Writing Process" and "Writer's Block" to "Writing with Feedback."


YourDictionary, the best dictionary site, covering many languages.

The Oxford English Dictionary (via the OSU library, login required)

Citation Information and Citation Generators

Information about citation formats:

Information from the Purdue OWL about how to use citation generators responsibly.

Citation generators:

Other online sources

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) has handouts and materials on:

  • Research guides
  • Writing process information
  • English language resources for language learners
  • Grammar, spelling, and punctuation handouts
  • Professional writing handouts (e.g. business and resume writing)
  • Sentence-level resources for making writing more clear, concise, and coherent

Voice of the Shuttle, by Alan Liu et al. at UC Santa Barbara, is a comprehensive website for humanities research.

Creative Commons is a resource for licensing and sharing creative work.

Helpful grammar, usage, and style sites:

The Writer's Handbook, University of Wisconsin, with many student helps including an Editing Checklist explaining common errors and a Proofreading Handout.

Punctuation Made Simple, by Gary Olson.

Additional Resources on English Usage, Style & Composition.