Academics :: School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences


Student Resources

The following are writing, grammar, punctuation, usage, and research resources recommended by VWCC English instructors:

  • MLA Guide; Bedford/St. Martin's Research and Documentation Online is an excellent guide for constructing in-text citations and works cited. The handy drop-down menu will help you find examples for most citation needs. Be sure to read the material in and between the examples; there are many helpful instructions there that will help when you are using and citing sources.
  • Purdue University; Purdue University has an extensive site that includes grammar guides (also style guides, MLA, and APA guides).
  • Grammar Slammer; A solid grammar site with helpful explanations, examples, and exercises. Searchable by terms.
  • Exploring English; This site goes over parts of speech and punctuation in an analytical and visual way.
  •; This site offers a wealth of online references: encyclopedias, dictionaries, Bartlett's Quotations, Strunk and White's Elements of Style, Gray's Anatomy, essays, and hundreds of complete literary works.
  • Brown Library; The VWCC library website includes hours, staff, maps, the searchable catalog and databases, the library handbook, and instructions for asking questions, real-time and email, to the librarians.
  • Online Library Class; The research and instructional librarian, Ms. Laura Milliman, designed modules that illustrate how to search and use the library's catalog, periodicals, and databases (Thomson Gale, JSTOR, Literature Resource Center, MLA International Bibliography, Project Muse. Each of the nine modules is a presentation with audio that will guide you through the process of using the library online.
  • Writing Center (The Academic Link)

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