Writing resources

Compiled by Pat Letendre, Medical Laboratory Science, University of Alberta

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Avoiding plagiarism (University of Alberta)


American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language


More dictionaries (JHU)

Roget's Thesaurus (U of Chicago)


Grammar & Punctuation

Common errors-1

Conjugate verbs

English language teaching (many online resources - Oxford University Press)

Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation (Purdue's Online Writing Lab )

Grammar guide   

How to rite rite  (University of Waterloo)

King's English by H. W. Fowler (a classic)

Plain Language

Plain Language Association International

Plain language (US govt.)

Plain language online training

Plain English Handbook (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)

Plain Language: A Handbook for Writers in the U.S. Federal Government

Plain English Campaign, UK

Joseph Kimble on plain English

University Writing Labs

Advice on academic writing (University of Toronto)

Critical reading

Owl at Purdue

 University of Wisconsin - Madison

Miscellaneous Resources

Guide to scientific writing (from AACC)  

Council of Science Editors

Instructions to authors in the health sciences (links to journal instructions for authors)

Citing electronic sources

Citing Internet sources (NLM)

Focus on writing (fun for young and old alike)

Indispensable writing resources

Internet Public Library

Internet Resources Newsletter  (Heriot-Watt University Library, UK)

Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals


Wordsmith  ("word a day," definitions, and acronyms)

Specialty Writing

Writing sensible e-mail messages (must read!)

Templates for just about everything

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