Writing a Paper
Most large academic institutions have writing centers that provide online guides to help users understand the process of writing a research paper. The following links are but a few of the centers that offer such information.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is one of the most detailed and helpful sites for academic reading and writing. It offers many online resources for every area of academic writing from research, to grammar, to crafting an argument, to proper reference styles, and more. (Use the ‘+’ signs beside each link for more information)
ESL Resources The ESL page at the Emory University Writing Center provides helpful links to online ESL resources at other websites.
Writing at the University of Toronto Look under ‘Advice’ section for Academic Writing
The Writing Center @ Rensselaer (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) includes: Basic Prose Style and Mechanics; Cover Letters; Critiques; Definitional Techniques; Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering Senior Project Reports; Electrical Lab Report; Format; ESL: Use of Articles “A,” “An” and “The”; Graduate School Application Essays; Laboratory Reports; Memos; Preparing a Resume; Plurals of Greek- and Latin-Derived Nouns; Suggestions for Revising Prose; Thesis Development in analytical Writing; Writing with Gender-Fair Language.
Guides: book review or critique, annotated bibliographies , etc
A series of guides to Biblical & Theological Research has been created by Trinity College to assist you in your use of theological resources through the Toronto School of Theology.
How to search databases
There are good resources available to help you to learn the best way to search databases.
Scholars Portal is a multi-disciplinary database.
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