Resources and Handouts

General Resources:

Ely Library:
The Westfield State Library homepage provides access to a wide variety of resources from research databases to citation guides.

Citation and Style Guides:
MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE guides may be found on the WSU Library's website

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

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

Person first language:
A list of person-first alternatives to use when discussing disability.

Progressive Style Guide:

An inclusive alternative to MLA, APA, Chicago and others, which celebrates dialectical diversity.  Produced by

Conscious Style Guide:

A style guide that seeks to promote critical thinking about language and the ways we can use conscious words, portrayals, framing, and representation to empower instead of limit

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

This site by the National Council of the Teaching of English provides advice to teachers on designing effective reading and writing assignments.

Writing Resources:

On-Line Writing Lab:
This on-line writing site from Purdue University provides advice on an array of writing topics in addition to grammar exercises.

Westfield State University Writer's Guide: 
The Westfield State University Writer's Guide developed by Westfield State professors.

The Guide to Grammar and Writing:
This site is particularly helpful with sentence-level matters.

Advice and news for those interested in writing for the large and small screens.

The Academy of American Poets:
This national organization provides news about and for poets.

Rhyming Dictionary:
Just in the nick of time for poets needing a rhyme.