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Writing Support Links

The following external resources may be useful to students seeking writing support:

Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

Commonly referred to as OWL Purdue, this resource provides up-to-date and detailed citation guides for APA, MLA, IEEE, and Chicago styles as well as information about grammar, job search writing, and learning ESL.

Excelsior Online Writing Lab

Similar to Purdue's OWL site, Excelsior provides current citation guides for APA, MLA, and Chicago along with interactive guides for learning ESL, critical thinking, and research.

APA Style Blog

Affiliated with the American Psychological Association and run by APA experts, the APA Style Blog is a searchable archive of questions and answers pertaining to the use of APA style. For any non-standard citation questions or for detailed explanations of APA citation rules, this is a valuable resource.

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide

Provided by the Chicago Manual of Style online, the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide offers a straightforward and navigable overview of how to cite common types of sources using Chicago style.

IEEE Style Subject Guide at Murdoch University

Murdoch University's IEEE Style Guide offers a quick guide to basic IEEE citation format, commonly used in the engineering field.

Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers Citation Guides at NorQuest College

While there are currently no formal APA or MLA citation formats for Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers, NorQuest College Library has developed citation styles in both APA and MLA formats. Visit the Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers APA guide and Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers MLA guide.  

Skills to Enhance Personal Success (STEPS)

Available to all UWindsor students, the STEPS program provides resources on topics such as note-taking, multiple-choice exams, test anxiety, and time management.

Career Development & Experiential Learning

The UWindsor office of Career Development & Experiential Learning offers workshops, appointments, and online resources to students on topics including resume and cover letter writing, interview strategies, and letters of intent.

Writing Support Desk on Blackboard

To access the resources of the UWindsor Writing Support Desk via Blackboard, including downloadable PowerPoint slides on a variety of writing and citation topics, please email from your UWindsor student email account.