Ball State University Resources

Ball State Writing Center

Set up an appointment to meet with a trained student tutor.

Blackboard Home

Access course material on Blackboard.

University Library Databases

Find a variety of databases for academic research.

Ask a Librarian

Contact a librarian—by instant message, text, email, or phone—for answers to research- or library-related questions.

Circulating Digital Equipment

Check out from the library laptops, video equipment, audio recording equipment, and more.

Textbook Resources

BallPoint Volume 1

BallPoint Volume 2

Bedford Researcher Student Center

Everything’s an Argument Student Site

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

Useful Websites

Purdue OWL

Information on writing, research, citation, formatting, and more.

Lynda Tutorials

Video tutorials in a variety of fields, including audio/video work, design, and programs like PhotoShop and InDesign.


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