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This collection of resources is meant to help you with your academic writing. For more assistance, contact our Library staff or the Academic Learning Centre. 

Annotated Bibliography

Critical Book Review

Literature Review

Guides to Style, Grammar, and Writing

Reference Sources

  • Merriam-Webster Online: Online dictionary and thesaurus. Each word is accompanied by a definition, pronunciation, usage, grammatical function, and a brief etymology.
  • Dictionary.com: Easy to use dictionary. Includes links to various types of dictionaries, e.g. rhyming, foreign languages, symbols.
  • OneLook Dictionaries: Searching more than 1000 general and subject specialized dictionaries simultaneously.
  • Roget’s International Thesaurus: English language synonyms and antonyms.
  • Bartleby: online resources to help students with learning and writing. 

Using Microsoft Office



Watch Microsoft Word video tutorials on formatting options, such as:

  • alphabetize your reference list automatically
  • create hanging indents
  • insert page numbers
  • copy and paste with APA formatting
  • set paragraph indentation


Common Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + T: hanging tab (useful for bibliographies)
  • Ctrl + B: bold
  • Ctrl + I: italicize
  • Ctrl + U: underline
  • Ctrl + 2: double space
  • Ctrl + S: save
  • Ctrl + C: copy
  • Ctrl + V: paste
  • Ctrl + X: cut


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