Other Online Writing Labs

Not finding what you need on this site?

Try these other OWLs that are based at other colleges and universities and are willing to offer advice to the general public.

Here are some of our favorites:

Purdue University OWL
Get everything you need from the most thorough list of online style handouts and materials from Purdue's OWL. This includes General Writing Concerns, English as a Second Language, Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Research/Documenting Sources, Professional Writing, etc. Purdue also provides a limited email editing and suggestion service.

University of Kansas
KU's Writing Guide is a gold mine of information, with topics including Academic Essays, Avoiding Plagiarism, Critical Thinking, Reading, and Study Strategies, Theses and Dissertations, Grammar and Usage, Writing your Research, Personal and Professional Writing, Writing in your Courses, and much more.

University of Richmond Writing Center and WAC Program
University of Richmond provides information on starting papers, brainstorming for ideas, forming thesis statements, writing effective conclusions, adding action and clarity to writing concise papers.

George Mason University Writing Center
This is a comprehensive website with unique online workshops concerning research papers, business writing, writing for the social sciences and more. Highly recommended.

University of Maine Writing Center Online
The University of Maine has a great list of foreign language dictionaries and English as a second language resources.

Trinity College Writing Center
Trinity offers the links to Writing Tips, Revising and Editing Q & A's, Essay Writing Tips and Pitfalls. The website also offers an organized list of Writer's Desk References and Documentation and Citation Guides.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Online Writing Center
UW gives help in getting started, drafting, revising, and proofreading, in literary analyses, lab reports, and more, in avoiding common mistakes, in writing more clearly and persuasively, and in avoiding plagiarism.

Washington State University OWL
Wash U offers useful resources relevant to Computers and Writing, as well as links for help with English as a Second Language, General, Mechanics/Punctuation, and Publishing Your Writing.

Duke University Writing Studio
Duke's resources include a "Ten Favorite Sites" page and a "Handouts and Links" page, with topics including Academic Writing: General Information, Editing and Revision: Usage and Grammar, Prewriting, Working with Sources, Drafting, and Revision.

UT Austin Undergraduate Writing Center

Rensselaer Writing Center

Writer's Web University of Richmond


The International Writing Center Association has an updated list of online writing labs and writing centers, organized by state and by academic institution.

Please email us if you know of other sites that are helpful and useful to you, or if you have any comments. We are always looking for more ways to help serve the student!