Date of publication: 2017-09-06 02:03
Ten Steps to a Research Paper
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Guide to assist undergraduates in their research paper assignments from defining a topic, identifying and accessing relevant information, to citing the sources.
Offering an abundance of learning objects, writing, reference, and citation tools, APA Style CENTRAL is the preeminent resource devoted to APA Style and the research and writing processes.
The American Psychological Association has established a style that it uses in all of the books and journals that it publishes. Many others working in the social and behavioral sciences have adopted this style as their standard as well.
Please note that when researchers talk about APA style, they may be referring to APA's system of citations in text and reference format.
If you are unsure, you should clarify with your instructor or editor how they define "APA style." APA's style rules and guidelines are set out in a reference book called "The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association."
APA Research Style Crib Sheet
by Russ Dewey, Georgia Southern University
APA Rules and Reference formats. Excellent summary of rules for APA style - the style of writing specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
APA Online Sources
University of Houston Libraries
Examples show the correct format for citing online and print sources in American Psychological Association (APA) style.
Type your title in upper and lowercase letters centered in the upper half of the page. APA recommends that your title be no more than 67 words in length and that it should not contain abbreviations or words that serve no purpose. Your title may take up one or two lines. All text on the title page, and throughout your paper, should be double-spaced.
At the heart of APA Style CENTRAL is the Writing Center, as everything culminates in the creation of a research paper or article. Users can select from an assortment of different paper templates reflecting the most common types of primary or original publications (such as empirical studies, literature reviews, theoretical articles, methodological articles, and case studies) or choose a basic framework compatible with any type of APA Style paper.
How to Cite Electronic Sources
The Learning Page, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
MLA and Turabian citation examples for Films, Legal Documents and Government Publications, Maps, Photographs, Recorded Sound, Special Presentations, and Texts. Includes links to Citation Guidelines.
How to Write an A+ Research Paper
St. Francis Xavier Secondary School, Mississauga, ON
Step by step guide on how to write an excellent research paper quickly and successfully.
University of Washington Information Literacy Learning
An interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills. The tutorial covers the basics, including how to select a topic and develop research questions, as well as how to select, search for, find, and evaluate information sources.
Begin a new page. Your abstract page should already include the page header (described above). On the first line of the abstract page, center the word &ldquo Abstract&rdquo (no bold, formatting, italics, underlining, or quotation marks).
Psychology with Style: A Hypertext Writing Guide (APA Style Guide)
(for the 5th edition of the APA Manual) by M. Plonsky, .
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, WI
Topics include: Typing, Writing in General, Style Details in General, Abbreviations, Numbers, Citations in the Text, Quotations. Research Reports. Research Reviews. Examples included in Appendices.
Dr. Grammar: Online Documentation Resources
James HiDuke, English professor, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Links to Overview sites, MLA sites, APA sites, plus other Writer's resources.