Writing Resources

Internal Pages


  • Ball Point: The writing guide of BSU's Writing Program (see your syllabus for the password to open this pdf file)
  • Writing Center: BSU's free tutoring center for writers
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab: a larger collection of writing resources, tips, and how to's, including MLA and APA style guides


Citation Tools

  • Easy Bib: An online tool that is easy to use. It is up to date with the latest edition of MLA style (7th ed.). You just need to be sure you enter the right information in the right place. A nice feature is the ability to edit citations.
  • End Note: A software tool you can download for free from Ball State. It integrates with Microsoft Word. I haven't tried it myself yet, but it is highly recommended by others.
  • Microsoft Word: The MLA formatting is out of date in Word, and I find the references tool more trouble than it is worth. I would avoid it.
  • Academic Search Premier: For articles you find through the database, there is a an easy-to-use and correct "cite" tool. The easiest tool of all.