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Writing Resources and References

Tutorials on Understanding Plagiarism and Scholarly Writing

  • Librarians from UNC, Duke, NCSU and NCCU created this new interactive site, which teaches you how to recognize plagiarism and how to avoid it.
  • Plagiarism and Citing Sources: This tutorial was created by the Education Services and User Services Staff at the UNC Health Sciences Library.
  • Evaluating Scholarly Content Online: This brief tutorial is part of the UC Berkeley Library Tutorials and offers a lesson on evaluating the quality of online sources in scholarly writing.


Writing Process Demonstrations

UNC's Writing Center developed this great resource for students about the writing process. Individual modules offer lessons on "getting started, developing ideas, drafting and revising."

Learning Center Workshops: The UNC Writing Center offers various workshops to help students, faculty and staff manage their time more wisely, including sessions on speed reading, procrastination and motivation. All you need is an ONYEN to register!

English-as-a-Second-Language Resources

  • UNC's Writing Center offers support for non-native speakers of English, including international undergraduate, graduate, and exchange students, and postdoctoral scholars.
  • ESL Writing Groups: Small groups working in a similar discipline who meet weekly to share, discuss, and improve their academic writing.
  • ESL Mini-courses: Free, non-credit classes on writing, grammar, vocabulary (online), presentations, and pronunciation.
  • Individual tutoring, online videos, speaking groups, workshops, international coffee hour, and more: for details.
  • For more information about ESL services at the Writing Center, please contact Gigi Taylor, ESL specialist, at 919-962-0725. Also, visit ESL on the Hill blog.

School of Social Work and other writing resources

  • APA Online Sources - Great resource from Lansing Community College Library, including many APA style examples.
  • APA Style Help - An online guide for learning and using APA style, including a linkable list of Frequently Asked Questions.
  • APA Quick Reference Guide - Quick reference tool for APA style issues that most frequently arise in student writing. This a condensed version of the APA publication manual, which should still be consulted for more comprehensive information.
  • What's New in the APA 6th Edition? - Everything you need to know about all the recent changes to the American Psychological Association's Manual of Style.
  • How To Write a Great Paper - General writing tips and advice on presenting a paper that will be well-received by instructors.
  • Template for an APA-Formatted Paper- A document that shows you what a properly formatted paper should look like, including examples of headings, tables and figures, and references.


Writing Workshop Powerpoint Presentations (PDF)


The Portable Editor: Writing Tip Sheets


Other helpful UNC sites