Helpful Web Sites for Writers and Teachers of Writing

YourDictionary is a comprehensive reference site with synonyms, sentence examples, quotes, biographies, and grammar-related articles.

From OSU libraries, information on citing information in APA, MLA, and Chicago format as well as citing tweets, Facebook, and other new media.

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

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) contains:

  • Handouts on writing concerns, ESL, grammar, spelling, punctuation, research, resumes, and more
  • Downloadable Powerpoint Presentations on APA Format, MLA Format, Research and the Internet, the Writing Process, Organizing Writing, Conquering the Comma, Sentence Clarity and Combining, and more
  • Links to other online writing labs (OWLs) and internet resources

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, from the University of Wisconsin, has information for students including an Editing Checklist explaining common errors and a Proofreading Handout.

Punctuation Made Simple, by Gary Olson.

Additional Resources on English Usage, Style & Composition from Bartleby.

Helpful citation resources:

Zotero Citation Manager and OSU library guide on using Zotero.

Citation Machine

Reference Machine