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Citing Sources/Documentation Formats
Dictionaries and Thesauri
Editing and Revising
ESL/ELL
Graduate Resources (Thesis/Dissertations)
Grammar
Literature Reviews
Outlines
Punctuation
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Avoiding Plagiarism
Research
Reference Manager
Rhetorical Analysis
Style
Summary Writing
Thesis Statements
**Additional Faculty Resources

Citing Sources / Documentation Formats

APA (American Psychological Association) Formatting and Style Guide

APA Top 10 Cheat Sheet (Created by Kathy Radosta, UNO)

MLA (Modern Language Association) Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue OWL)

MLA Top 10 Cheat Sheet (Created by Kathy Radosta, UNO)

Chicago Formatting and Style Guide

Turabian Formatting and Style Guide

ACS (American Chemical Society) Citation Style

APSA (American Political Science Association)

Bluebook Legal Citation Style

CSE (Council of Science Educators) Citation Style

Research and Documentation by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister (Bedford/St. Martin's)

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Dictionaries and Thesauri

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

Merriam-Webster's WWWebster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's WWWebster Thesaurus

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary (requires access from on campus or library log-in)

Thesaurus.com (Roget's Thesaurus on-line)

Travlang's Translating Dictionaries

Word Lookup, Thesaurus, & Grammar (Merriam Webster)

Wordsmyth Dictionary

YourDictionary.com (includes thesaurus and foreign language dictionaries)

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Editing and Revising

Revising Drafts (UNC Writing Center)

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ESL/ELL

Articles: A, An, The (Purdue OWL)

Dave's ESL Cafe

Grammar Practices and More (englishpage.com)

Grammar Quizzes & Puzzles (a4esl.org)

Grammar Rules & Quizzes (Capital Community College)

Word Lookup for ESL Students (Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary)

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Graduate Resources (Thesis/Dissertations)

Writing and Presenting Your Thesis Or Dissertation

How to Organize Your Thesis

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Grammar

Grammar Girl Quick and dirty tips for better writing

Grammar Bytes! Grammar instruction with attitude (chompchomp.com)

Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling (Purdue OWL)

Big Dog's Grammar: A bare bones guide to English

Active/Passive Voice (Purdue OWL)

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Literature Reviews

Writing A Literature Review (Video) (NCSU)

Writing a Literature Review (Document) (NCSU)

Write a Literature Review (UCSC)

Writing a Literature Review - very thorough (Asian Institute of Technology)

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Outlines

How to Create an Outline (Purdue OWL)

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Punctuation

Apostrophes (Grammar Book)

Commas (Towson U)

Hyphens (Purdue OWL)

Semicolons (The Oatmeal)

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Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Avoiding Plagiarism

UNO's Plagiarism Statement ("Ethical Use of Print and Online Sources") developed by UNO's Writing Across the Curriculum for use in syllabi

Quotation, Paraphrase, Summary (Adelphi U)

Quotes, Paraphrases, and Summaries (Portland State U)

Avoiding Plagiarism (Northwestern U)

Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It (Indiana U)

Video: Quick Guide To Plagiarism (Cape Fear Community College WC)

Plagiarism Tutorial "How to Recognize Plagiarism" ( Indiana University, Bloomington)

Avoiding Plagiarism (Purdue OWL)

Plagiarism Information Site (WSU)

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Research

Library DIY Search the databases or learn how at this portal for all things "research" at UNO's Criss Library

Research Guides Guides developed for specific courses and departments at UNO (UNO's Criss Library)

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Reference Manager

Mendeley Reference Manager This free reference manager allows you to store your research, generate citations, and read and annotate research files on or off line.

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Rhetorical Analysis

Ethos, Logos, Pathos Chart a chart to help you keep these straight

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Style

The Elements of Style (1918), by William Strunk, Jr. (Bartleby.com)

Jack Lynch's Guide to Grammar and Style

Using Appropriate Language (Purdue OWL)

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Summary Writing

Steps to Writing a Summary (SMCVT)

Writing a Summary (Columbia)

How to Write a Summary (UW

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Thesis Statements

How to Write a Thesis Statement (Purdue OWL)

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Faculty Resources

For additional online resources for instructors, see the Faculty Resources page.

 

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