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For access to a variety of resources for writers, please choose from among the categories listed below.


Here you’ll find online versions of Writing Studio handouts as well as handouts from other institutions. These include: general writing tips, word and sentence level concerns, argumentation strategies, how to incorporate sources, research, and more!

Dictionaries and Thesauruses

Here you can access the Oxford English Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and Roget’s Thesaurus.

Citation and Style Guides

Citation can be an overwhelming part of writing a research paper. Questions abound over how to correctly format citations as well as which style to use in the first place. This page contains links to helpful examples and guidelines to the most common style formats, including MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, and CSE.

ESL Writers

Helpful links for ESL students. Sites include quizzes in grammar, instructional videos, and discussion forums.

Vanderbilt Undergraduate Writing Awards

There are many writing awards for undergraduate students at Vanderbilt. This page lists a handful of awards to which undergraduate students can apply for consideration, including the Morgan Award for First-Year Writers.

Writing Job Market Materials

Links to information on thesis/dissertation writing, crafting your curriculum vitae, and Vanderbilt resources for graduate students.