Debby Ellis Writing Center

Student Resources for Writing


General Resources for Writing

Information on academic writing, common writing assignments, mechanics, grammar, punctuation, and more:  General Writing Resources - Purdue OWL 

Handouts on style, word choice, writing for specific fields and more:  The UNC Writing Center 

Handouts on personal statements, cover letters, AP style and more: The UWC at The University of Texas

About the Honor Code at Southwestern:  Information Services’ Infoguide to Avoiding Plagiarism 


Resources for Research

The Smith Library Infoguides for finding resources like book reviews, news articles, government documents, statistical studies, and other primary & secondary sources.

The library’s list of databases, organized by subject.

Information Services’ Infoguides for departments & individual courses at Southwestern.

Schedule an individual, personalized consultation with a Southwestern librarian to identify and discuss relevant resources and search strategies for your research assignment.

Information Services has also developed a series of videos about using Zotero research software.


Citation Guides and Models

MLA Formatting and Style Guide - Purdue OWL

ASA Formatting and Style Guide - Purdue OWL

APA Style Guide Online

The Chicago Manual of Style 16th Ed. - Purdue OWL

Turabian Citation Guide