Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide (14th Edition)

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This market-leading text provides readers with step-by-step guidance through the research writing process, from selecting and narrowing a topic to formatting the finished document. Writing Research Papers backs up its instruction with the most complete array of samples of any writing guide of this nature. The text continues its extremely thorough and accurate coverage of citation styles for a wide variety of disciplines. The fourteenth edition maintains Lester's successful approach while bringing new writing and documentation updates to assist the student researcher in keeping pace with electronic sources.

Available in two formats–perfect-bound and spiral-bound with tabs, a handier format at a slightly higher price)–Lester's text is one that readers will keep throughout their college careers.

Product Details

  • Series: Writing Research Papers
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 14 edition (June 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205059333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205059331
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

Customer Reviews

Lester, after 13 editions, its’ still the best.

21 people found this helpful.
 on March 26, 2011
By Joe Bova
Lester’s “Writing Research Papers” is still the standard reference tool for university students and high school students who have to write research papers. It also provides an excellent rubric for developing and organizing any type of essay, not just research papers. I first encountered this book as an undergraduate in it’s fourth edition. I had previously used Coyle and similar books as required resources. Comparatively, Lester wins hand down because it is concise with good examples. Many editions later, in the world of electronic communications, Lester is still relevant as it has been updated to provide an accepted standard for citing electronic reference and Web sources. I have had to purchase three additional copies since my first, one for each of my sons. In fact I really need to get the most recent edition for my own use since my youngest will taking his copy with him when he heads off to college. This is a must have reference tool for any serious student and a good resource for the professional.

Five Stars

 on March 4, 2017
By ScottA
Thanks for getting to me as I needed it for class.


 on March 17, 2017
By chester-genius

Big Help

4 people found this helpful.
 on January 23, 2013
By Paul Williams
I have been taking classes online for over a year and it involues a lt of research. This book is a big help in learning and writing papers. Buy it if you are doing research.

Ordered by mistake

2 people found this helpful.
 on July 22, 2013
By M. Petrie
I ordered this book thinking I needed to take this class, however I got word that one of my transfer classes covered it and I no longer have to take it. But I love the book. I needed this to help in some week areas I have in writing and citing papers so I decided to keep it. This book came in great condition and within the due date.

A College level writing must have…

7 people found this helpful.
 on October 4, 2012
By bigkid
After taking a “Research Paper” writing class This book showed me how little I knew about writing…This book is a must have for your personnal collection.

For Writers

2 people found this helpful.
 on May 1, 2013
By xabachay
If you’re in a job or class that requires you to write good papers, research or otherwise, this book is a must. it will help you with all the little details that make a good paper a great paper. i went for a solid B to a strong A in my college level English Composition class with the help from this book.

Five Stars

 on April 11, 2017
By Donald A.
Exceeded my expectations

Five Stars

 on August 30, 2017
By Glenda Alleyne
Excellent quality book satisfy

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