Writing Resources

Writing Conventions and Research in the Disciplines

Research Guides

Research guides for each MHC department, bibliography and citation tools, and copyright guidelines are among the various resources provided by Library Information Technology Services.

Style Sheet for Short Papers

The MHC English department provides a Simple Style Sheet for Short Papers in this department.

Cover Letters, Resumes, Interviews

Handouts on cover letters, resumes, interviews and more can be found on Mount Holyoke’s Career Development Center website.

Writing Guides

The Harvard Writing Project has produced a wide range of writing guides that give practical advice and examples.

Essays on Writing in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College provides essays on writing in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences as well as overviews on logic and argumentation, grammar, style, and research.

Descriptions of Various Writing Genres

Duke University's Writing Studio website contains descriptions of various writing genres from book reviews to ethnographies to personal statements.

Citing Sources

Proper Use of Sources Tutorial

The Proper Use of Sources Tutorial provided by the Office of the Dean of the College in collaboration with Library, Information, and Technology Services at Mount Holyoke is an easy-to-use tutorial that also contains direct links to online citation style guides.

Guidelines for Documenting Print and Online Sources

Diana Hacker’s Research and Documentation Online includes an annotated list of specialized sources for more than 30 disciplines, guidelines for documenting print and online sources, and sample papers using MLA, APA, University of Chicago, and CSE citation styles.

Research and Citation

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab offers information on research and citation, including MLA, APA, and University of Chicago style guides.

APA Style Online Tutorial

Learn the basics of APA style through this online tutorial.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

The Chicago Manual of Style online offers a quick guide, examples, and answers to common questions.

Writing Processes

The Paradigm Online Writing Assistant

Provides prompts for developing ideas and tips on writing informal, argumentative, and exploratory essays. 

Accommodations and Services

AccessAbility Services

Students requiring special services may consult with MHC’s AccessAbility Services.

Comprehensive Resources

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab

Offers handouts, tutorials, and examples on hundreds upon hundreds of writing-related topics, including writing processes, grammar, mechanics, conducting research, citation styles, visual rhetoric, technical writing, writing across the disciplines, applications and resumes, ESL, and more.

Brigham Young University's Writing Center

Guides available: academic essays; research writing; pre-professional writing; special topics; revision; citation styles; and punctuation and grammar. Within each topic are several detailed handouts.

The University of Maryland University College Effective Writing Center

Tutorial on managing assignments, as well as several multimedia modules on essay basics and citations.