Writing Instruction + Research Education

Quick and practical research and writing strategies, collaboratively designed by students, teachers, and librarians at UCLA.

Where would you like to start?

Check out one of our themed collections or see a list of all our tutorials.

Getting Started

Generating research questions, planning your project, and getting ready for research.

Finding and Citing Sources

Learn practical strategies to search for books, articles, and more.

Writing with Sources

Learn how to integrate your sources into your academic writing.

Sharing your Research

A quick introduction to abstracts, elevator speeches, and opportunities to share your work.

Literature Reviews

Get ready to analyze the literature on your topic and identify areas for future scholarship.

Integrate Research & Writing Support into Your Teaching

Improve student writing and research skills with our easy-to-implement online assignments and tools.

Website, YouTube, Social Media

Our quick and practical learning modules include topics like reading strategies, integrating citations, and finding scholarly articles. Our materials are open source, so feel free to share!

CCLE Integration

Our series of “Foundational Research Skills” activities and quizzes can be seamlessly integrated into your course website.

Research Notebook

This customizable Google Doc will guide students through the process of working on a research paper or class assignment.


We are happy to work with you to create a CCLE module, Research Notebook, or video/activity that fits the needs of your class. Contact us to chat about how WI+RE can help!

As strong believers in open educational resources, all of our code is open source, and our tips can be shared, re-used, and re-mixed for free.

Our content is available through a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
This site is built in Jekyll and hosted on Github pages. The front page is based the lovely Creative Theme, and sub-pages are built on a jekyll version of materialize css.
Want to collaborate? Us too! Let us know your ideas!

See our code!

Keep in touch!

We'd love to hear from you. Get to know the WI+RE Team here.