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Grammar & Writing

UCF University Writing Center provides helpful handouts on grammar and punctuation, including: avoiding sexist language, bare minimum grammar, dashes & parentheses, five uncommonly serious mistakes, five easy comma rules, how to choose articles, the known-new contract, mastering prepositions, the paramedic method, passive voice Q&A, punctuation hierarchies & sentence patterns, and the semi-colon

InfoWrite (Gale Cengage Learning)
(NOTE: The UCF Library provides access to many InfoTrac databases)

  • Research and the Research Paper
  • Grammar
  • The Writing Process
  • Special Kinds of Writing
  • Modes of Expression
  • Critical Thinking

Other Resources:

English as a Second Language:

Education in Other Countries

College Source Online - advanced search includes a country search to browse a list of colleges & universities in a country, with links to their catalogs or web sites

Commonwealth Universities Yearbook
Reference LB 2310.Y5

Europa World of Learning - "listings cover not just universities and colleges, but also research institutes, libraries and archives, museums and galleries and learned societies"
Reference AS 2.W6

Gale Directory of Learning Worldwide: A Guide to Faculty and Institutions of Higher Education, Research and Culture
Reference AS 2.G3 2001

Guide to Funding for International & Foreign Programs
Reference AS 8.G85 2004

Guide to Higher Education in Africa - details of more than 800 institutions of higher education in 46 African countries
Reference L 970.G85 2002

International Handbook of Universities
Reference L 900.I58


Comparative/International Education - guide to databases, articles, books, and websites

The International Encyclopedia of Education
Reference LB 15.I569 1994

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education
Reference LB 15.R633 2008

World Education Encyclopedia: A Survey of Educational Systems Worldwide
Reference LB 15.W87 2002

Guides for Writing Application Essays

UCF University Writing Center -- Graduate Resources

  • Personal Statement for Graduate School
  • Graduate Writing
    • Thesis & Dissertation
    • Grant Writing
    • Writing Conference Papers

The following books focus on various types of essays and cover letters, but much of the guidance provided may be useful for other applications as well.

NetLibrary provides:

See also Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviews

Search the UCF Library Catalog for other books on college admissions essays, including:

Resources for Graduate Studies

Articles & Databases

Research Guides:

Dissertation Calculator (University of Minnesota) "is a tool that helps demystify the process of completing your dissertation or thesis. The Calculator breaks down the dissertation process into manageable deadlines and provides you with important resources and advice. Using this tool can help you develop your specific process in collaboration with your department, advisor, writing group and others." NOTE: Resources identified in the schedule may link to a login for University of Minnesota students, but the UCF Libraries provide access for our students to many of the same resources; contact UCF Ask A Librarian for assistance.

UCF College of Graduate Studies

Thesis & Dissertation Process