Style and Documentation
APA Style Blog
The APA Style Blog is the official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. It’s run by a group of experts who work with APA Style every day.
Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide
The Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide is a freely available reference website with helpful instructions and examples of how to cite according to either the Notes/Bibliography or Author/Date citation styles.
MLA Style Center
The Modern Language Association Style Center offers numerous writing resources, from quick guides to sample papers.
Graduate and Professional Student Life
Academic Ladder offers free resources for graduate student writers, especially for the dissertation process. They also have a monthly Academic Writing Club available for a fee.
The Professor is In
The Professor is In provides straight-shooting guidance on succeeding in academia. Dr. Karen Kelsky offers great advice on academic writing and the academic job market.
A social networking tool for academics, Chronicle Vitae offers many resources for succeeding in the academic world.
Need noise to stay focused while you write? Coffitivity plays background noise and/or music to help you focus while you work.
Writers’ block? Need to brainstorm? Mind mapping software can be a great tool to help kick start creativity and organize ideas. Check out this article on the Five Best Mind Mapping Tools to choose which one could work for you.
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