Writing Center Helpful Links

Prepared by the Webster University Writing Center staff, this list contains some of our favorite Web sites devoted to writing resources, writing centers, and writing pedagogy, as well as some excellent general reference sites.  If you know of a good resource that you'd like to share, please e-mail Roshaunda Cade at roshaundacade51@webster.edu, and we will add your recommended site to the list.


Diana Hacker.com 

Sadly, Diana Hacker passed away on January 12, 2004, but her legacy lives on at this Web site, which offers tutorials and exercises from several of Hacker's well-respected handbooks, including A Writer's Reference, The Bedford Handbook, and Rules for Writers. http://www.dianahacker.com

Strunk and White's The Elements of Style

Access this classic, elegant, concise handbook at http://www.bartleby.com/141

Documentation Style Guides


Sponsored by Bedford/St. Martin's press, this site offers guidelines on using MLA, APA, Chicago, and other documentation styles, as well as helpful information on conducting research on-line. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/citex.html

Formatting Guides

(Click on each to open link/video)

Webster University Graduate Thesis Requirements

Creating an APA 6th Edition Paper in Microsoft Word


Reference and Research

Bartleby Great Books Online

One of our favorites, this site provides encyclopedias, dictionaries, Roget's Thesaurus, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, The King James Bible, The Harvard Classics series, Strunk and White's Elements of Style, Robert's Rules of Order, the complete collection of U.S. Presidential Inaugurals, and full or partial texts of dozens of well-known works of literature, poetry, and non-fiction. http://www.bartleby.com

The Library of Congress

One of the highlights of this site is "Thomas," a portal to U.S. legislative information, including the full text and history of House and Senate bills and committee reports, as well as explanations of the legislative process.  Also explore "America's Library," get updates on current exhibitions at the Library, and search the sound, print, and text catalogs of the Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov

Project Gutenberg

As their homepage attests, "Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts)."  Their list includes public domain works by hundreds of authors, including Shakespeare, Dante, Lewis Carroll, etc.  The database is searchable by author or title. http://promo.net/pg/index.html


Sponsored by Bedford/St. Martin's press, this site offers guidelines on using MLA, APA, Chicago, and other documentation styles.  It also provides helpful information on conducting on-line research on a myriad of topics, from accounting to writing, complete with relevant links. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/citex.html

Resources for Non-native Speakers of English


A website for ESL students that offers help with understanding grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and more. It also features games and quizzes and a forum for asking questions. http://www.english-at-home.com

Writing Centers

Purdue University

Probably the best Writing Center Web site, with detailed and clear tip sheets on a wide variety of writing related topics, from grammar and punctuation to writing a research paper. http://owl.english.purdue.edu

University of Minnesota

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing at the University of Minnesota offers useful handouts as well as resources for faculty members in various disciplines who are seeking to develop better written assignments. http://writing.umn.edu

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University Writing Center offers a variety of useful handouts, both for students and for faculty in writing intensive courses. http://uwc.tamu.edu

Praxis:  A Writing Center Journal

An on-line journal about Writing Centers and Writing Center practice. Check their archives for an article by our very own coach, Jon-Carlos Evans. Also home to The Merciless Grammarian. http://projects.uwc.utexas.edu/praxis/index.html/index.php/praxis

Learners TV

A site with instructional videos on English grammar concepts.  http://www.learnerstv.com/Free-Language-Video-lectures-ltv201-Page1.htm


Video lessons on English grammar.  http://www.grammarbook.com/videos.asp