Helpful Books

These resources will help you with all phases of the writing process--research, composition, and annotation.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association  (2011). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

          In Pollack and Stern: Ref BF76.7 P83 2010.

Gelfand, H.,  & Walker, C. J., & the APA (2002). Mastering APA STYLE: A Student's Workbook and Training Guide. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

         Pollack BF 76.8 G452 2002.

Latto, J., & Latto, R. Study Skills for Psychology Students. Maidenhead, Eng.: Open University Press; NY: McGraw-Hill, 2009.

         Available as ebook.

Mitchell, M. L., & Jolley, J. M., & O'Shea, R. P. (2007). Writing for Psychology: A Guide for Students. Australia; Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.

         Stern BF 76.7 M58 2007 (on Reserve).

Reed, J. G. (2003). Library Use: Handbook for Psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

         Stern Ref BF 76.8 R43 2003.

Rosnow, R. L., & Rosnow, M. (2006). Writing Papers in Psychology: A Student Guide to Research Reports, Essays, Proposals, Posters, and Brief Reports. Australia; Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.

         Stern BF 76.7 R67 2006.

Sternberg, R., & Sternberg, K. (2010), The Psychologist's Companion: A Guide to Writing Scientific Papers for Students and Researchers. 5th edition. New York: Cambridge University Press.

         In Pollack & Stern: BF 76.8 S73 2010

Thaiss, Christopher, & Sanford, James F. (2000). Writing for Psychology. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

          Stern Writing Center (on Reserve) and Pollack:  BF 76.7 T43 2000.

Writing Centers

Both the Wilf and Beren campuses offer free, one-on-one tutorials for writers at any stage of the writing process, engaged in any kind of writing (academic, extracurricular, or professional). The Wilf campus center also offers writing workshops. For more information, or to make an appointment, link here to the Stern College Writing Center or the Writing Center on the Wilf campus.

Managing Your Sources Electronically

Citation management tools like Refworks, EasyBib, EndNote, and Zotero make it possible to collect, organize, and store all your sources online as you conduct your research. Such programs allow you to automatically generate a bibliography in APA format, and they provide a way to cite sources correctly as you compose your text. Click here to find out more about which online citation manager is right for you.