Writing and Oral Communication Links
Mount Union Quick Citation Guides
The following guides are intended to help quickly answer most questions about MLA, APA, AP, Chicago and Turabian styles.
The Purdue OWL
Need more detailed information on citation, but not ready to consult the official manual? Make a visit to the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). The Purdue OWL is a world-renowned site that covers MLA, APA, and Chicago in greater detail than our Quickguides. They also offer great resources on a variety of writing topics, including grammar, ESL writing, common college genres, and graduate school and workplace writing.
Official Online Style Guides
ACS Style Guide, 3rd Edition
This is an electronic version of the American Chemical Society’s official style guide. It is available online for Mount Union students and faculty through the University of Mount Union Library. If you are off campus, you will need to log in with your Mount Union credentials to use the guide.
The AMA Manual of Style
Access to the current AMA Style Manual is available online for current Mount students, faculty and staff.
- The APA Guide to Electronic Sources
This is an official guide from APA that explains in detail how to cite electronic sources in APA. It is more detailed than both the UMU QuickGuides and the Purdue OWL.
- Chicago Manual of Style Online
This is the Chicago Manual in an online format. It is much more detailed than both QuickGuides and the Purdue OWL. It is available online for Mount Union students and faculty. If you are off campus, you will need to log in with your Mount Union credentials to use the guide.
- Scientific Style and Format Online, 8th Edition
Get quick, online access to CSE online. This guide covers common questions asked by students as well as advanced publishing concerns.
Online Grammar and Punctuation Resources:
- Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips
Quick answers to many common grammar questions.
- The Oatmeal Grammar Comics
Working on grammar? Need a laugh? Look no further.
- The Elements of Style
The classic primer on style first written in 1918 by William Strunk, Jr. Provided online by New Barkley Library Online Books.
- Keys for Writers Online Study Center
This web can help expand the skills you are learning in Keys for Writers with self-grading practices, examples, templates, and tutorials.
Learning English Resources:
ESL Writing Online Workshop and Plagiarism Resources
A resource designed especially for ESL students that covers everything from getting ideas to editing your final product. Especially useful is the section on plagiarism, a tough concept to master.
- Self-Study Grammar Quizzes
Grammar quizzes to help with English language and grammar fluency for ESL/EFL students.
A fun study site for learners of English as a Second Language. Includes word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs, etc.
CWOC Consulting Resources:
The Center for Writing and Oral Communication and Consultant Organizations
- East Central Writing Centers Association
- The International Writing Centers Association
- The National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing