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Writing Resources and References

***Please note: Resources have been updated as much as possible to reflect the 7th edition of the APA Style Manual.

Tutorials on Understanding Plagiarism and Scholarly Writing

  • Librarians from UNC, Duke, NCSU and NCCU created this interactive site, which teaches you how to recognize plagiarism and how to avoid it.

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.

Non-UNC online writing resources

  • APA Style Blog Site - The official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition. The site is run by a group of experts who work with APA Style every day.
  • Purdue OWL - Online writing lab at Purdue University that houses writing resources and instructional material.
  • APA citation site - An online guide from George Washington University's Health Sciences Library to help users create citations using APA.

School of Social Work writing resources

Writing Workshop Powerpoint Presentations (PDF)


The Portable Editor: Writing Tip Sheets