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Writing Toolbox: General Writing Resources

Writing, research, and citation basics for UNM-Taos students.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Purdue OWL offers over 200 free resources including: Writing and Teaching Writing, Research, Grammar and Mechanics, Style Guides, ESL (English as a Second Language), Job Search and Professional Writing.

About this Guide

We strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information and resources for writing, research, and citation.  Please check with your instructor for specific rules, guidelines, and requirements.  Email us at or stop by the library for personalized research assistance, questions, or more information.

Print Books Available from YOUR Library

The High Desert

Water for the People

In Limbo


The Climate Book

Book Banning in 21st-Century America

A Monthly Guide to Growing a Sensational Garden in Northern New Mexico and the Rocky Mountains

Wide-Open Desert

All We Can Save

Ball Back to Basics

Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography

Shirin Neshat: Land of Dreams

Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1988-2009

Ann Hamilton: Sense

Binh Danh: the Enigma of Belonging

Richard Misrach: Notations

Agnes Martin: Independence of Mind

David Goldes: Unpredictable Drawings

New Mexico II

Literature and Gender

Music Is in Everything

ABCs of Art

Colors in Art

How to Write the Perfect Essay


Writing Studio

Located next door to the library in the Pathways building, the Writing Studio can assist you with any writing assignment for any class. In addition, they can assist with resumes, scholarship applications, and other writing projects.  Writing coaches and instructors of writing are there to support your entire writing process from drafting to finalizing your work. They can provide you with guidance, but will not correct or edit your work. Or if you just have a quick question, or want someone to give you feedback, they can do that too. Assistance is available in the following three formats: on a drop-in basis, by appointment, or online.

To submit your writing online, please follow the three easy steps below and email us at:

  1. Please include the specifics of the assignment you are working on, including due date, course, and professor.
  2. In the body of your email pose up to 3 to 4 questions that you would like for our writing tutor to address.
  3. Attach your paper, double spaced, as a Word document. If your paper is longer than 8 pages, double spaced, please let us know so that we can make special arrangements.
  4. Expect feedback within 24 hours, excluding weekends. For example, if you submit your work on a Friday you may get a response as late as Monday afternoon the following week. Please plan accordingly to your due date.

If you would like to work on your writing in real time but can’t make it to campus, then you can schedule an online appointment, or a tutor can ZOOM with you. Email to book an online, or ZOOM, appointment at  The writing studio is physically located within CASA, in the Pathways building on Klauer Campus. Call 575-737-3695 or

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Library Hours

UNM-Taos Library Hours
May 15 - August 18, 2023
8 AM to 5 PM
Monday - Friday

6-foot social distancing precaution strongly encouraged.

Masks optional but encouraged.

Hours subject to change.


There is a book return drop box for your convenience located at the west entrance of the Pathways building.


Pathways Building; 1157 County Road 110
Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557
Phone: (575) 737-6242