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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

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Writing Resources

We have created a list of writing tools for your convenience. This is designed to provide you with a list of resources to help you with your research and writing projects.

  • The Online Writing Center provides feedback from trained tutors to help students refine their writing. When students submit their paper for review, along with assignment information, they will receive feedback by email. Each email will contain your marked-up paper, with a link to a video for additional explanation. Students also have the option of scheduling a phone or video chat session, making it convenient for you to receive the assistance you need at a distance! To upload your paper, visit:, or for additional information email the Writing Center at or call 270-745-5173 or 745-5719 for more information.
  • WKU Libraries provides helpful resources in the areas of citation, research, and more! Visit them at to find out more.
  • The APA Style Guide provides information online regarding the basic elements of APA Style, Learning APA Style, and APA Style Help.
  • Citation Resources:This website gives a helpful color-coded overview to citing sources according to MLA, APA, AMA, Chicago, and Turabian styles:
  • For some great explanations of rules, advice on avoiding common problems, and proofreading tips visit:
  • For some great interactive grammar review exercises, visit the following sites:
  • Citation Help:  Son of Citation Machine helps students and professional researchers properly credit the information they use. The primary goal of this tool is to make it easy for student researchers to cite their information sources.
  • Instapaper: If you want to save a web page to read later, this is a great alternative to just bookmarking it. After signing up, you simply click on the "read later" button, and you can read the article/site/post later from your computer, paper, iPhone, iPad, or Kindle. Chrome users can add it to your browser! This new addition will add offline article syncing, save where you left off in an article.
  • CiteuLike: A free service great for managing and discovering scholarly references. It offers automated article recommendations, stores references you find online, and stores PDFs.
  • iCyte: An amazing research tool. You can mark, make notes and organize your thoughts on a topic on a webpage, or a few keywords in an article online. This tool stores the information for you so when you visit the site again, it pulls up the information you keyed in.
  • Diigo: A powerful research tool and a knowledge sharing community. You can annotate, archive, and organize. With this tool you can highlight and add sticky notes to web pages.

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 Last Modified 3/4/15