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Using the Library Online

Information on using the library resources and getting research help online

Writing Tutors & Resources

SJSU's Writing CenterPicture of a pencil

Need help on your paper? Set up a 45-minute online appointment with a writing tutor:

http://www.sjsu.edu/writingcenter/onlinetutoring/

No time? The Writing Center also offers handouts and video tutorials with quick writing advice and tips. 


24/7 Writing Help Online

The Excelsior OWL is unique in its multimedia support for writers. It offers a wide variety of interactive multimedia activities, quizzes, videos, interactive PDFs, and games – all designed to help writers understand important concepts about writing. Topics include the writing process, grammar essentials, and more.

Connect To RefWorks

Use RefWorks to manage your citations and create References and Works Cited pages with just a few clicks.​

Writing Your Paper

Avoid Plagiarism

The Plagiarism--Graduate Level tutorial explores plagiarism, paraphrasing, and citing sources. Includes a pre-test, graded quiz, and paraphrasing practice exercises. Click the link below to begin.