Featured resource: Resource Portal for Master Students and Write and Cite

General Writing Tips

  • Writing a master thesis?
    The Writing Centre offers advice on all stages of the master thesis process.
    (The resource portal is currently under construction and more content will come)
  • How to write a term paper? 
    Professor William Warner's presentation on how to become a good academic writer.
  • Academic English Online
    A web-based tool to broaden your skills in academic English.
  • Search & write (Search & write)
    A website where you will find a lot of useful information about information searching, academic writing, sources, and referencing.





  • Write and Cite
    Expert advice from the Writing Centre on what plagiarism is, and how to avoid it.
  • A plagiarism adventure
    Useful video from the University Library in Bergen on plagiarizing. (In Norwegian)
    Webpage with much information on plagiarism and referencing

Literature Search

  • NMBU Oria
    NMBU online search engine for academic literature
  • Databases by subject
    Overview of databases NMBU have access to for different academic disciplines
  • Google scholar
    Google's search engine for academic references


  • Grammar check
    Need to grammar check a text in English? Try grammarly for free.
  • Subject-Verb Agreement (Concord)
    A quick guide from Grammarly on the English-grammar construct of "subject-verb agreement" or "concord."
  • Subject-Verb Agreement Examples
    A longer guide from Towson University on the concept of "subject-verb agreement."
  • Affect vs. Effect Guide
    "The arrow affected the aardvark. The effect was eye-popping." - Learn how and when to use "effect" and "affect"
  • What is a semicolon for?
    Semicolons are incredibly useful; most people don't use them properly. Check out the rules here, courtesy of the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison!
Published 6. October 2015 - 16:45 - Updated 3. August 2021 - 9:36