Help Yourself

Help Yourself

For advice on different types of writing, citation format, grammar questions, organizing papers, and other topics, check out Webster's selection of helpful links. Also, take a look at our Writing Tips and Tutorials.

Get Help

Get Online Writing Help

If you are a GRADUATE student, or if you are an undergraduate at an EXTENDED CAMPUS or in ONLINE PROGRAMS you may submit your paper to the Online Writing Center. You can expect to receive your paper back in two to three business days from confirmation that your submission has been received. During peak times such as the weeks surrounding midterms and finals, that turnaround time is slightly longer, around four to five business days. Papers are processed by the OWC Staff Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM, so submissions sent in the evening or over the weekend will not be processed until the following business day. Please keep this in mind when submitting your paper for review to ensure that you will receive feedback before your deadlines or due dates. 

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If you are an UNDERGRADUATE at WEBSTER GROVES, please make an appointment with the Webster Writing Center by calling 314-246-8644 or visiting us in Loretto Hall Room 40. We are open Mon-Thurs 10-7 and Fri 10-5. The Online Writing Center will not accept papers from Webster Groves undergraduates.




Mendeley is a citation manager that can help you keep large research projects organized! Build and access a research library on most devices, generate citations and reference lists with a click, collaborate with instructors and classmates using your Mendeley account. Tools like the Citation Plug-in tool, which easily inserts references into word documents, save you time and energy. Get started here:

To get Mendeley:

1. Set up an account with your Webster University email address. This ensures that you'll get the maximum storage and extra tools available to you through the university.

2. Download Mendeley Desktop: Use the Mendeley Desktop to build and organize your collection of references and documents, which you can sync with the web and mobile versions. Drag & drop PDF files into the Desktop to instantly create references. Annotate PDFs with highlights and sticky notes as you read them.

3. Explore tools like the Web Importer (which adds articles to your library instantly) and the Citation Plug in. You can even download the Mendeley mobile app to access your research library on the go!

4. Collaborate by creating and joining groups of classmates, colleagues, or researchers with similar interests.

More about Mendeley:
Start your research using the library's extensive resources:
Contact a librarian for help with research:


Plagiarism Prevention

Plagiarism Prevention Resources

If you have questions about plagiarism and how it can be prevented, we encourage you to explore a special web site that has been created to help students understand and prevent plagiarism. This site includes a four-part tutorial, links to style guides and writing tools, and more.

Click here to visit the Plagiarism Prevention website through the Academic Resource Center.