Resource Library and Links

The Writing Wing at Elizabethtown College has a library of writing reference material available for quick use, or for visual sojourns through the realm of writing. These works are not for lending, but be our guest to come in and consult a book if you haven't scheduled an appointment with a writing tutor, the appointment is in the future, or you are curious about a fine point of the writing process but don't feel the need for a sit-down session with a writing tutor.

Here is our Grammar and Punctuation Tutorials, you can use as a resource guide.

Online Resources

Here are some excellent writing center Web sites:

Colorado College: This school, in Colorado Springs, has a very strong writing center Web site from which students anywhere can find expert guidance on a variety of topics, including preparation of scientific papers and critical reading.

Hamilton College: The Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center. Among the most respected, and useful, centers in the nation.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Writing & Communication Center: This site, besides offering expert guidance on technology- and science-oriented writing, in addition to general writing support, also offers a deep well of writing links and advice on speaking, such as for making presentations.

Middlebury College Writing Center: Middlebury is a well known center for writing excellence and study. It is host to writing conferences, including the famed Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. The site has some of the same resources found on other sites, but may be of particular use because it features tip sheets for students about how to response to peer writing and on how to craft elements of the writing process.

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL): This site has a vast spectrum of guidance for writers, from extensive Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) formatting examples to handouts that help writers build and sharpen their skills.

St. Norbert College established its writing center in 1977. It is a trove of resources for writers. The center's Web site also features resources for English language learners.

Temple University has a strong writing center Web site that includes a detailed color-coded Chicago style tutoring booklet. Check it out at:

University of Iowa: This institution, based in Iowa City, is home to the most respected writing program for fiction in the world, The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. One would expect a strong writing center, and one would not be disappointed. Iowa's center includes the usual sort of guidance, but also features an extensive list of writing exercises in a range of genres.