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Writing Assistance and Study Skills
The University of Alabama Writing Center[], located in 125 Morgan Hall, offers "free, friendly one-on-one assistance to supplement classroom instruction."

The Center for Teaching and Learning[], in Osband Hall "provides academic support designed to improve students' academic performance." Resources include computer programs, videotapes, and preparation materials for entrance examinations for professional/graduate schools.

Library Resources:
The following manuals provide instruction in writing and citation style. Most of the libraries on campus keep some of these manuals at the reference desk. Check the Libraries' catalog for locations.

  • The ACS Style Guide: A Manual for Authors and Editors (American Chemical Society) - QD8.5.A25 1997 
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - BF76.7.P83 2001
  • Chicago Manual of Style - Z253.U69 1993
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - LB 2369.G53 2003
  • A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Turabian) - LB2369.T8 1996

Internet Resources:
The American Heritage Book of English Usage []
An excellent guide to English grammar and usage, with sections on grammar, style, word choice, science terms, gender, names and labels, word formation, and email.

APA Style Resources [] 
A site with links to online guides to the American Psychological Association (APA) style.

University of Illinois Bibliography Guides[]
Guides to Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) style.

A Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation[]

A detailed guide to MLA style.

Some Useful Links
Resources for Teaching Assistants[]
Questions or comments 
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