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Hixson Writing Center's Introduction to College Writing

The Hixon Writing Center (HWC) at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has produced a set of six videos titled "An Introduction to College Writing" that is useful to anyone who wants to learn more about academic writing.

The four video tutorials include: Making an Argument, Organizing Your Writing, Working with Sources, and Writing with Clarity.

As part of Caltech's series on college writing, HWC created the following excellent introduction to academic writing:

My TOP 5 Writing Tips (for All Levels)

YouTube description: "Whether English is your first, second, or third language, developing your writing abilities will help you in educational, work, and social media contexts. ..."

5 Tips to Improve Your Academic Writing

YouTube description: "Want to become a better writer?..."

12 Common Errors in Academic English

YouTube description: "What's 'academic writing'?..."

The Craft of Writing Effectively

YouTube description: "Do you worry about the effectiveness of your writing style? As emerging scholars, perfecting the craft of writing is an essential component of developing as graduate students..."

Introduction to Scientific Journal Literature

An online tutorial that introduces scientific journal literature to university students, created by Dalhousie University, Canada.

What's a Journal? Journals vs. Magazines

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines

A video tutorial that describes scholarly journals and popular magazines, explains why this difference is important, and shows how to tell this difference; created by ACU Library.

Lectures on Writing Research Article Critiques

The Perfect Proposal

YouTube description: "How do you get your committee to say 'YES'? Dr. Hastings of the Texas A&M University Writing Center shows you how."

10 Types of Plagiarism - Turnitin

YouTube description: "What is plagiarism? There isn't just one definition. Learn key ways to avoid plagiarism after reviewing. Understand how to paraphrase a text, how to document or cite a source and how to research so the paper contains original content. Original source: Turnitin.com"

Avoiding Plagiarism: Writing with Integrity

YouTube description: "Have you ever written a paper for class and then worried that you had not synthesized your sources or cited your references correctly? This presentation will offer tips on writing with integrity, including best practices in organizing your sources, taking notes from sources, integrating source material into your text, and understanding how documentation functions within academic writing to further scholarly conversation."

RefWorks Video Tutorials YouTube Channel

An entire YouTube channel is devoted to RefWorks tutorials.

The tutorial, "Introduction to RefWorks," is the first video in the New RefWorks playlist.

Learn to Use RefWorks in Twenty Minutes

This series of brief video tutorials (totaling 20 minutes) discusses the RefWorks basics, including how to create a bibliography in RefWorks and how to insert citations and create bibliographies using MS Word's Write-n-Cite.

NCBI Webinar: PubMed for Scientists

For NCBI video updates, subscribe to their YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/ncbinlm