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.
- Citing literature and making literature list
NMBU have guidelines on how to cite and make reference list for term papers and thesis
- EndNote styles for Master's thesis
NMBU uses Harvard style, and here you will find all the information you need to follow the formal requirements.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab
Visit Purdue's OWL for everything you need to know about citing and referencing. Both MLA and APA style guides are presented.
- Writer's diet
Online tool to give you feedback on the readability of your text
- 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
- 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!