This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style®. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.
Google Scholar is an excellent resource for searching scholarly literature. Unlike a general Google search, Google Scholar searches only legal and academic literature. Not all resources are available to the general public, but if you find an article in Google Scholar, you can try to find it in Belhaven’s online library.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
The Purdue OWL offers guidance on writing in general, but it is especially useful for guidance on APA citations.
Comprehensive Course Materials
The Saylor Foundation
The Saylor Foundation offers free (non-credit) courses in most fields of study (math, English, science, etc.). Registration is not required to access Saylor’s resources (practice worksheets, videos, essays, articles, and other helpful links).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Open Courseware
MIT Open Courseware provides free access to resources from thousands of MIT courses, including material from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Khan Academy offers free online videos primarily in quantitative fields (math, economics, finance, etc.) The videos are approximately 10 minutes each and are streamed via YouTube. Khan Academy is particularly helpful for students in MAT 140 and 141.
Purple Math includes free text-based lessons on a variety of Algebra topics.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
CCEL offers a wide variety of classic Christian literature on theology, biblical studies, and church history. CCEL features works from Augustine, Irenaeus, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Jonathan Edwards, among others. CCEL also includes confessions, catechisms, and creeds, such as the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Nicene Creed.
Covenant Theological Seminary
CTS offers several online lectures in theology, biblical studies, ministry, and other fields of Christian studies. Students are required to sign up, but there is no charge.
Reformed Theological Seminary
RTS offers online course materials available for download via iTunes. An iTunes account (free to create) is required.