USG faculty, students and staff have online access to Academic Writer (formerly known as APA Style CENTRAL) both on and off campus, a program that is designed to develop research and writing skills. 

  • Use Academic Writer for your research and writing needs.
  • To create an account, select "Welcome" in the top right hand corner and select "Log In". Either login with an existing account or create a new account.
  •  If off campus, you must enter your USG ID to use Academic Writer .


  • Embeddable content for web pages and your LMS courses
  • Learning Center - Equips faculty and students with digital media library that includes quizzes, samples, and instructional videos
  • Reference Center - Offers tools to help with creating citations and managing your own personal database of sources.  
  • Writing Center - Features guidance for scholarly writing in APA style, preformatted templates, and collaboration with other authors