Collection Spotlight: Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
by S. Ann Skiold, Art, and Language Librarian
When conducting research, one must always cite the sources used. On the library home page under Citing Sources, you can find various style guides. One citation guide, OWL (Perdue Online Writing Lab), contains a plethora of information with access to all the style guides listed in citing sources. OWL (Online Writing Lab) was launched in 1994 by two ingenious folks at Purdue University. Their mission was to provide sources for the students at Purdue University who sought writing help. The site has grown into a free worldwide resource. It provides one stop shopping to help formulate a thesis, draft a paper, cite sources, and much more.
It has a site for how to write a resumé or prepare for a job application when you have completed your university degree.
In 2010 OWL also launched the Purdue OWL YouTube channel.
Additionally, OWL has added a site for non-English speakers and writers, since many of us are not native English speakers.
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