Helpful Links 

MALS Home Page

Visit the program's Web site for general information about MALS, details on specific concentrations such as Gender and Diversity Studies, and information about program of study requirements. 


The Institutional Review Board provides the necessary forms and explains the proper procedures for conducting ethical research. Students MUST receive IRB approval to use certain types of research methods for thesis or project research. Additionally, the IRB is the starting place for taking the online CITI certification course, which also is required before a student is eligible for IRB approval for any research.

Purdue OWL

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab offers tips for general academic writing not covered on the MALS Online Writing Center site. It also offers basic guidance on using Turabian, MLA, Chicago, or APA style and citation.

Sherrod Library

The ETSU Sherrod Library site provides access to the Millenium Catalog and a number of databases containing abstract and full-text articles. Students may also access regional libraries and interlibrary loan services here.

Archives of Appalachia

The Archives of Appalachia include the records of some area institutions and the papers and collections of community members, and students can search finding aids for the collections held in the Archives through their site. ETSU records and archives are housed here as well. The Archives has recently digitized images from several collections, which are also available via the link above.

Dr. Kendra Gaines' Graduate Writing Resource

This is a small but helpful Web site specifically designed for graduate writers, authored by Dr. Kendra Gaines from the University of Arizona. It covers topics such as time management, grammar, and topic management.