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Online Writing Lab. Over 200 guides, including videos, to improve your writing skills including, but not limited to: general writing, research and citation, avoiding plagiarism, and subject-specific writing.

Turabian Citation Guide. Turabian 8th edition style guide is required for term papers at Penn View. Penn View asks you to use notes-bibliography style (not author-date) and footnotes (not endnotes). The menu on the left of this site allows you to choose the type of content you want to cite, such as: books, journals, websites, etc.

Archives of web pages, books, journals, audio, images, videos, and software. Need to read a book for a class and don’t have a physical copy? You may find it here. All items are free access. Out of copyright resources are free access, copyrighted are available through checkout for one hour or fourteen days, which requires creating a free account. Other fascinating resources of interest are the ability to search the history of web pages and to freely listen to audio books on Librivox. Free eBooks available at Project Gutenberg are also available through