Note: this is the 6th Edition tutorial, which is now out of date. A Psychology APA Style 7th Edition Tutorial is available.

Research and Writing Resources

The AU Library Guide to the Research Process is a highly recommended website to visit before you start your paper. The site provides The 9 Steps of the Research Process, which include searching for information, requesting material from the Athabasca University Library, and citing your sources.

The Athabasca University Library offers a good selection of materials to help you with writing essays or research papers. The following titles are among those available from the Athabasca University Library:

Arnold, J., Poston, C., & Witek, K. (1999). Research writing in the information age. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Ballenger, B. P. (2009). The curious researcher: A guide to writing research papers (6th ed.). Don Mills, ON: Longman Publishing Group.

Buckley, J. (2009). Fit to print: The Canadian student’s guide to essay writing (7th ed.). Toronto, ON: Nelson Education.

Buffa, L. (1997). Research paper smart: Where to find it, how to write it, how to cite it. New York, NY: Random House.

Coyle, W., & Law, J. (2009). Research papers (15th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Dees, R. (2003). Writing the modern research paper (4th ed.). Longman Publishing Group.

Joseph, N. L. (1999). Research writing using traditional and electronic sources. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Mahmoud, S. (1992). Research & writing: A complete guide & handbook. White Hall, VA: Betterway Publications.

Meriwether, N. W. (2000). Successful research papers in 12 easy steps (2nd ed.). Lincolnwood, IL: NTC Publishing Group.

Parrott, L. (1999). How to write psychology papers (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Longman Publishing Group.

Robertson, H. (1995). The research essay: A briefing for students. Ottawa, ON: Longparish.

Roth, A. J. (1999). The research paper: Process, form, and content. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.

Ruszkiewicz, J., & Walker, J. R. (2005). Bookmarks: A guide to research and writing (3rd ed.). Don Mills, ON: Longman Publishing Group.

Seyler, D. (1999). Doing research: The complete research paper guide (2nd ed.). Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill.

Veit, R. (2004). Research: The student’s guide to writing research papers (4th ed.). Don Mills, ON: Longman Publishing Group.

Weidenborner, S., Caruso, D., & Parks, G. (2005). Writing research papers: A guide to the process (7th ed.). New York, NY: Bedford/St. Martins.

For more information, please see Researching Topics in Psychology at the Athabasca Library website.