There are thousands of excellent online writing resources, but it can be difficult to know how to find them. Try searching by using the phrase "writing center" (in quotation marks) and the name of whatever you need help with (for instance, "resumes," "titles," "literary analysis," and so on).

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These collections of online resources are also useful:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center’s handouts

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)


Below are resources on specific topics, including many for Social Work students.

Citing Sources (APA, MLA, etc.)

Click here for a brief handout on APA.

Click here for a brief handout on MLA.

Click here for a brief handout on the Chicago Manual of Style/CMS.

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers guides to APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) citation and formatting.

The Citation Machine and EasyBib will help you produce citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, and other citation styles that you can copy and paste into your writing. (Be sure to check for correctness!)


Resumes, Cover Letters, & Personal Statements

The YU Career Center provides useful guides for resumescover letters, and thank you letters.

YU students planning to apply to medical, dental, or law school should first contact the Pre-Health Advising Office or the Office of Pre-Law Advisement.