Extra help

When you need help with your writing, sometimes you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a useful list of resources to help you with your writing—from citing your sources to working on your grammar.

Writing

Documentation resources

  • Purdue OWL Research and Citation Resources: up-to-date APA, MLA, CMS and CSE citation guidelines
  • APA Style Blog: search the blog for answers to your APA citing and formatting questions from APA style experts  

Comprehensive writing sites

Online dictionaries

Plagiarism

Grammar

  • The University of Ottawa’s course
  • Acadia University’s English Department’s “Ten Most Wanted” grammar errors
  • The YUNiversity: learn about common grammar rules and mistakes through cartoons, videos and infographics

ESL-specific resources

Just for fun

  • Free Rice: help fight hunger by answering English grammar and vocabulary questions.
  • The Word Detective: find answers to questions about the origins and meanings of words and phrases.
Tammy Byrne
Writing Centre Coordinator

Office: B-105-B

Phone: 902.563.1266

Emma Russell
Writing Advisor

Office: B-105-A

Phone: 902.563.1325

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