Loyola University Chicago

Writing Center

Online Resources

Online Writing Tutorial Websites:

Hoonuit (formerly "Atomic Learning") is an online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on writing, reading essentials, classroom and online classroom management, and how to use over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft and Adobe. Free access is available to LUC students and teachers through Sakai or by following the link above.

Citation Guides:

Learning how to cite your papers in MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian style can help prevent plagiarism, teach you useful skills for successfully presenting research projects in the workplace, and perhaps one day enable you to publish articles and books of your own. Consult the following websites and citation generators in order to create a flawless works cited page that will put the perfect finish to your paper and boost your grades!

  • APA Style: For the psychologists and behavioral scientists out there, the American Psychological Association maintains this handy website, which provides exhaustive examples of how to cite correctly using APA (6th Edition).
  • Chicago Style: Published online by the University of Chicago, The Manual of Chicago Style (17th Edition) can be freely accessed by students in all of its chapters. 
  • MLA Style: The Modern Language Association provides free resources for MLA (8th Edition) such as The MLA Style Center. 
  • Scientific Style and Format: Based on the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, this website provides citation formats consistent with Scientific Style and Format (8th Edition). 
  • Turabian Style: The University of Chicago Press regularly updates this website in accordance with the newest edition of Kate L. Turabian, Manual for Writers (8th Edition). 

Plagiarism Checking Websites:

Finding and Citing Sources:

  • LUC Library Website: At the homepage of Loyola Libraries students can find librarian help, search for books, journals, and other online and print sources, and search hundreds of databases like JSTOR and Ebscohost for peer-reviewed sources. 
  • BibMe: Chegg tutoring provides this useful website for citation creation, which contains dozens of citation styles.
  • Citation Machine: This citation machine generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and Harvard, but it is up to you to fill in some of the details (author, chapter title, etc.) before the citation is generated.
  • EasyBibRun by Scholar Space, this useful website contains multiple citation guides to citing sources from journals and books, to newspapers and magazines.

Vocabulary:

Writing and Formatting:

  • Loyola University Chicago's Writing Guide: The official writing guide of LUC's Writing Program, this collection of tips and writing aids is invaluable to students taking any writing course, specifically the freshman intro to college writing course UCWR 110.
  • Purdue's Online Writing CenterHosted by Purdue University, this official website contains tips on writing, research, samples of successful papers, and provides a helpful citation chart that can be downloaded onto your computer.