Scholarly Writing

Get help, attend workshops, and find resources to improve your writing

For Students

Faculty of Graduate Studies

FGS endorses a wide range of free writing workshops for graduate students on topics such as systematic reviews, research proposals, abstracts, and scholarships. Many of these workshops are being offered online.

Be sure to check out their MyGradSkills matrix to learn which workshops may benefit you most.

Student Success Centre

The SSC provides one-on-one and group writing support for all students, including synchronous evening and weekend appointments, asynchronous appointments, and pre-recorded videos.

Check out these writing workshops for undergraduate and graduate students.

For Everyone


The Taylor Family Digital Library and the Health Sciences Library provide writing workshops and individual support in the areas of literature and systematic reviews, citation styles, and reference software, among others.


UCalgary: staff and faculty members have free access to LinkedIn Learning training workshops and courses.

Calgary Public Library: everyone has access to free resources and workshops/courses through Gale Courses and LinkedIn Learning.


Useful Links

MyGradSkills Calendar

Click here to access the FGS MyGradSkills event calendar.

Writing Opportunities for Graduate Students

Find opportunities for you to write for your colleagues and to share your research with a broad audience.

Open Access

Make your work Open Access without breaking the bank.

APA (7th ed.)

Click here for the UCalgary Library guide to APA (7th ed.).

Bibliographic Software

Click here to learn about different tools for organizing references.


An introduction to EndNote Desktop for Windows & macOS and EndNote Online/Web (free version).

Knowledge Synthesis

Explore the What Review is Right for You? decision support tool from St. Michael's Hospital. Also, visit the Library website to access the Covidence web-based knowledge synthesis tool.

Find a Suitable Journal

Several publishers provide free tools to help authors identify suitable journals for their manuscripts.