John Jay and CUNY Resources:

Library - Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College

CUNY+ - The City University of New York (CUNY) online catalog

CUNY Library Resources


Writing in the Disciplines:

A Brief Guide to Better Writing: Notes on Writing about Literature (prepared by Prof. Livia Katz for English)

History Department Writing Site at John Jay

Some Thoughts on Essay-Writing in Philosophy at John Jay

Handling Evidence/Prof. Umbach's History 232 Course

Sample Short History Paper with Explanatory Notes/Prepared by Prof. Umbach

Handouts for Sample Short History Paper/Prepared by Prof. Umbach


On-line Resources (dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauruses, etc.)

John Jay Library Research Guides and Bibliographies

CUNY WriteSite -"The WriteSite is an Online Writing Lab, or OWL—a collection of writing resources and a way of interacting with other CUNY writers through the Internet. It complements face-to-face resources, like your campus Writing Center, and it's always open. You could call it a "night OWL," or a "weekend OWL," because it's always here, ready to help you."

E-Resource Center CATW Preparation    E-Resource Center

Student Handbook CATW.pdf

Faculty Handbook CATW.pdf

CATW Passing Score Standard.pdf

Grammar and Style Guide -"This award-winning guide covers issues from the use of a, an, and the through the complexities of the argumentative essay. There are over 150 computer-graded quizzes to test your knowledge, and a place to submit questions about grammar and writing."

John Jay College Library Guide to APA Documentation

John Jay College APA Guide to New Media

APA Style Documentation.PDF

MLA Style Documentation.PDF

 apa podcast 1.m4v (video podcast 1 for APA Style)

apa podcast 2.m4v (video podcast 2 for APA Style

apa podcast 3.m4v (video podcast 3 for APA Style)

John Jay College Quick Guide to MLA Documentation

Annotated Bibliographies.pdf

A Guide to Easily Confused Words: - An excellent list of homophones and other easily confused words, each with its own definition and explanation.

The New Humanities Reader Home Page at Rutgers    Go to page and check out the links for students. Especially useful is the link called "cite-check."

Dictionary.com -A useful online dictionary with a forum, games, translators, writing resources, and other aids.

Thesaurus.com -The sister site of Dictionary.com, offering an online thesaurus along with almost identical student resources and activities.

yourDictionary.com - An online dictionary, offering specialized dictionaries for categories including law, finance, business, sports, and education. There are also over 200 language dictionaries, language identifiers, a library, and more.

Britannica.com -"Includes the entire Britannica encyclopedia, a searchable guide to the Web's best sites, articles from the top magazines, editorials, news, and special features."

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Welcome to the Writing Center

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Topic Sentences
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APA Style
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For Professors:

Writing Center Referral