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The University of Pittsburgh Writing Center (317B O'Hara Student Center) offers free one-on-one writing help to all Pitt students. A Writing Center consultant can help students at any point in the composing process. For more informationor to make an appointment, visit www.composition.pitt.edu/writingcenter/index.html.
Pitt's English Department offers a very helpful page that explains what plagiarism is and how writers can avoid it.
The University of Wisconsin/La Crosse has created a webpage of excellent resources on avoiding plagiarism (including examples of acceptable and unacceptable borrowing from texts).
Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides explanations and exercises for punctuation and other issues.
Grammar Now offers many handouts and individualized answers to specific questions.
Hillman Library offers a set of links on various citation styles (including MLA, APA, Chicago, and others).
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center offers information on Modern Language Association (MLA) style.
Searching the Internet
Google is an excellent search engine that can be useful in your research.
Nancy Blachman has put together interactive tutorials on using Google.
A program at MIT provides some tips for conducting successful interviews.
University of Pittsburgh Support
Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance offers a range of services from on-line self help tools to on-campus recruiting to workshops on interviewing and other skills needed to get a job.
The Office of Undergraduate Research,Scholarship, and Creative Activity offers information for students who want to earn credit for a range of research, internship, and service learning experiences. An internship or research experience can help students learn more about a field they're considering and can allow them to document their initiative and interest on their resumes.
Local and Regional Support
Information about the Carnegie Library Business Collection (Downtown)
Information about Carnegie Library's Job and Career Education Center
Learning More About Careers and Job Opportunities
Occupational Outlook Handbook Online offers very detailed information about jobs, including the market outlook for the future, average salaries, best regions, and so on.
Here are sites where you can read and research.
Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have on-line student editions.
Adbusters critiques commercial forces that negatively impact physical and cultural environments.
Writing for Nonprofits
The Carnegie Library has a Foundation Center in the Oakland branch. It offers many resources (both bound and on-line), a newsletter, workshops, and staff help. To find out more, visit their website.
The Cornell Community and Rural Development Institute(CaRDI) site seems to have a lot of resources that would be useful for working in communities.
Writing and Publishing Op-Eds
Communications Consortium Media Center offers help to writers who are working with the media to get effective coverage of nonprofit issues. They offer, for example, advice on writing op-eds.
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