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External Online Resources

Sometimes you want to learn more about writing through an external source. If you want to learn more about different writing functions, we have included helpful website links that we hope can guide your writing process.

  • MLA citation at Purdue OWL – This link will take you directly to the MLA Style Guide. Additional links along the left side of the screen provide examples of how to cite different types of sources. There is also a sample paper if you need an example of formatting.
  • APA citation at Purdue OWL – This link will take you directly to a page that discusses the general format for APA style. Additional links along the left side of the screen provide examples of how to cite different types of sources. There is also a sample paper if you need an example of formatting.
  • Chicago/Turabian citation at Purdue OWL – This link will take you directly to a page that discusses the general format for Chicago style. Additional links along the left side of the screen break down the citing of different types of sources with examples provided. There are also two sample papers if you need an example of formatting.
  • Grammarly – Grammarly is a free extension that you can add to your computer’s web program. It scans your text for grammatical errors. Their webpage also features articles and examples of different grammar rules and writing tips.
  • NoodleTools.com – This site creates MLA and APA citation pages for users. The site can be used for free, or users may subscribe to access more features.
  • Merriam-Webster Online – This is the Merriam-Webster dictionary/thesaurus webpage. Look up definitions, discover new words, listen to pronunciations, expand your vocabulary by learning the word of the day, and more.
  • Tutor.com – This site is available as a link through any of your D2L courses. The MinnState system pays for a set number of free tutoring hours for you to use through this site. A variety of resources, including tutors, explanations, and paper review, are available to you here, and you can access these resources at any time day or night or on the weekends.

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