Useful online resources
VIKO is the NTNU Library’s guide to information literacy. This website offers useful information on finding and using articles for your paper, in both Norwegian and English. VIKO is especially useful if you need to find sources, but do not know where to start looking.
Søk & Skriv
Søk & Skriv (Search & Write) is a collaboration between the National Library of Norway and several universities and colleges in Oslo and Bergen. The site lists many resources providing information on how to search for and read literature, as well as how to write academic texts and properly cite sources.
This resource bank offers a selection of writing-related websites in English. Find resources on everything from improving your grammar to specific guides on how to set up your English CV or translate Norwegian legislation and ministry names.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab offers a variety of resources for a wide range of written texts. The page is easy to navigate, and covers everything from common assignments to graduate school applications and e-mail etiquette. This is a great place to start if you are unsure about how to structure your text, but also a good resource if you just want to learn more about writing in general.
Harvard’s Guide to Using Sources
Like VIKO, Harvard University’s guide to using sources focuses on locating and using information. This guide offers a thorough introduction to finding and integrating sources when writing a paper. In addition to explaining how to approach sources, this guide also thoroughly explains why certain standards exist for using sources in academic writing.
Structuring a Paper
Strategies for Essay-Writing (Harvard University) offers a list of resources that are all directly related to writing a paper. If you are new to writing papers at university level, this collection of resources can help familiarize you with different aspects of the process. If English is not your first language, this is also a good place to go to familiarize yourself with the standards for writing a paper in English.
At HyperGrammar, you can learn more about grammar and how to construct sentences and paragraphs. At first glance, this website can be a bit tricky to navigate, but do not give up – there is a lot to learn if you take the time to browse through the different categories.
Top Twenty Errors in Undergraduate Writing
This list from Stanford University gives you an overview of some of the most common mistakes students make. Maybe you have made some of these mistakes yourself? Either way, taking a look at this list can be very useful to make yourself aware of common mistakes to avoid.
Is your English grammar a bit rusty? Grammar Monster can help you out. This website has a long list of grammar-related topics, including thorough explanations and examples. Additionally, the website offer tests, so you can test your own grammar skills.