Resources and Handouts

Purdue Online Writing Lab
From Purdue University, this online resource provides advice on an array of writing topics, multiple grammar exercises, and guidelines for using MLA, APA, CMS and AMA style, among other content.  It is one of the most comprehensive online writing resources available.

Ely Library 
The Westfield State Library homepage provides access to a wide variety of resources, including research databases and citation guides.

Writing Resources for Students
This is a curated selection of videos and presentations on a variety of topics.

GLAAD Media Reference Guide
A reference guide, published by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, which provides guidelines for using inclusive language in reporting.

National Center on Disability and Journalism
A guide for using inclusive language when writing about disability.

People first language
A list of people-first alternatives to use when discussing disability.

Progressive Style Guide
An inclusive alternative to MLA, APA, Chicago and other style guides, which reflects a broad range of identities and perspectives.  Produced by

Conscious Style Guide
A website that promotes critical thinking about language and the ways we can use conscious words, portrayals, framing, and representation to empower instead of limit.  Includes multiple guides and articles on topics ranging from gender to race to age and beyond.

BuzzFeed's Style Guidelines For Writing About Mental Health
Guidelines designed to encourage destigmatizing language when writing about mental health.