BGS Writing Resources

Links to style guides (APA & MLA)

APA Style: Used in social sciences, education, engineering, and business.

MLA Style: Used in English, literature, and humanities.

Independent Study Free Tutoring Services

BYU Independent Study's Tutoring Program is free to all of our students. They now offer tutoring for most high school courses and select university courses. Students can receive one-on-one assistance to help them through rough spots in their course. Tutoring is available by appointment on a first come, first serve basis.

Purdue Owl (Online Writing Lab)

Online Writing Lab

(Writing style helps, sample research papers, grammar, etc.)

BYU Writing Center

BYU Writing Services and Resources

BYU Harold B. Lee Library

Library Research Guides by emphasis:

American Studies

Family Life




Family History


Step-by-Step Guide & Research Rescue

The Research Rescue Guide will help you understand how to efficiently and effectively do basic research.

StDev 490: Bachelor of General Studies Capstone Library Guide

Capstone Library Guide

Pearson Writer

Pearson Writer offers writing support for anyone - regardless of skill level, subject, or discipline. Short tutorials, modules, and samples are available on a variety of topics. Pearson Writer takes care of the labor-intensive details of writing-gathering and citing sources, proofreading for grammar and usage, and staying organized. For only $15 per year you will have access to writing help and feedback.