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Listed below you will find several resources which you may consult for more information. You may also contact the AU Library if you need any help searching the library catalogue or the journal databases.

The Research Process and The Research Paper


Arnold, Judith, Carol Poston, Katie Witek. Research writing in the information age. Boston : Allyn and Bacon, 1999.

Ballenger, Bruce. The curious researcher : a guide to writing research papers. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998.

Blaxter, Loraine. How to research. Maidenhead, England: McGraw-Hill, 2010.

Buckley, Joanne. Fit to print : the Canadian student's guide to essay writing. 6th ed. Toronto : Harcourt Brace Canada, 2004

Ellison, Carol. McGraw-Hill's concise guide to writing research papers. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2010.

Giltrow, Janet. Academic writing: an introduction. Peterborough ON: Broadview Press, 2005.

Johnson, Jean. The Bedford guide to the research process. 3rd ed.. Boston : Bedford Books, 1997.

Joseph, Nancy. Research writing using traditional and electronic sources. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 1999.

Murray, Neil. Writing up your university assignments and research projects: a practical handbook. Maidenhead, England: Open University Press, 2008.

Roth, Audrey. The research paper : process, form, and content Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub. Co., 1999.

Rozakis, Laurie. Schaum's quick guide to writing great research papers. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007

Weidenborner, Stephen. Writing research papers : a guide to the process. New York: Bedford/St. Martins 2005.

For the most up to date information, you can also search the AU Library Catalogue using the subject headings "Research --Methodology" or "Report writing" or "Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc..."

Web Pages

Citation and Writing Style Guides


The Chicago manual of style. 16th ed. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.

MLA handbook for writers of research papers. 7th ed. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2009.

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2010.


Web pages


Research Tip

Many university libraries have published their guides to the research process, specific types of writing, and citing and referencing. Searching the Internet using phrases like "research process", "citation style guides" or "academic writing" can assist you in finding these. Look for pages that are from academic libraries, as these will be tailored to university students.

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