Writing Guides

Academic Integrity

This site is put together by Student Judicial Services (SJS) which promotes academic integrity and appropriate standards of conduct for the University Community. It discusses scholastic dishonesty, plagiarism and collaboration, the right and wrong way to paraphrase, notetaking and proofreading, submission of the same paper for 2 courses, citation methods, and style manuals.


EndNote software is designed to help researchers organize their references and create bibliographies. It is available on all Learning Center computers. Click on the link above in order to learn more about EndNote and find out about classes that the UT Library teaches.

Guide to Grammar and Writing

This excellent guide is maintained by English professor Charles Darling for English courses at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. You can select from:

  • Word and Sentence Level
  • Paragraph level
  • Essay and Research Paper Level
  • Ask Grammar, Interactive Quizzes, Search Devices
  • Peripherals and PowerPoints

Strunk's Elements of Style Online Book

This classic reference book gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.

Analyzing Guides

Critically Analyzing Information Sources. Cornell University Library

Before you use a source for your research paper, you need to critically analyze and appraise it for usefulness, authenticity, accuracy etc. This page gives information on how to appraise sources such as books or articles. The page discusses the initial appraisal of a source by looking at the author, date, edition, publisher, type of journal and then discusses the appraisal of the content.