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Writing Resources

We have created a list of writing tools for your convenience. This is designed to provide you with a list of resources to help you with your research and writing projects.

  • The Online Writing Center provides feedback from trained tutors to help students refine their writing. There are two options for assistance available to off-campus students:
  • Style and Citation Guides availble through WKU Libraries provides helpful resources in the areas of citation, research, and more! Visit them at to find out more.
  • The APA Style Guide provides information online regarding the basic elements of APA Style, Learning APA Style, and APA Style Help.
  • For some great explanations of rules, advice on avoiding common problems, and proofreading tips visit:
  • For some great interactive grammar review exercises, visit the following sites:
  • Citation Help: 
    • WKU Libraries offers citation and writing guides for APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, Vancouver, CSE and other major styles at
    • Son of Citation Machine helps students and professional researchers properly credit the information they use quickly. The primary goal of this tool is to make it easy for student researchers to cite their information sources. 
  • Instapaper: If you want to save a web page to read later, this is a great alternative to just bookmarking it. After signing up, you simply click on the "read later" button, and you can read the article/site/post later from your computer, paper, iPhone, iPad, or Kindle. Chrome users can add it to your browser! This new addition will add offline article syncing, save where you left off in an article.
  • CiteuLike: A free service great for managing and discovering scholarly references. It offers automated article recommendations, stores references you find online, and stores PDFs.
  • iCyte: An amazing research tool. You can mark, make notes and organize your thoughts on a topic on a webpage, or a few keywords in an article online. This tool stores the information for you so when you visit the site again, it pulls up the information you keyed in.
  • Diigo: A powerful research tool and a knowledge sharing community. You can annotate, archive, and organize. With this tool you can highlight and add sticky notes to web pages.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
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Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
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 Last Modified 12/13/17