Academic Writer

Stockholm University has access to Academic Writer. With instruction on and tools for how to think and write like a scholar, Academic Writer prepares students who are new to scholarly writing as well as those who are more advanced in their academic careers.

Academic Writer is the electronic version of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This manual provides expertly created resources and authoritative guidance for scholarly writing and research methodology.

You can find information and tips about:

  • how you find and quote different types of sources
  • ways of writing and writing expressions
  • how to avoid plagiarism
  • strategies and research design
  • how to choose a journal

How to use Academic Writer

You need to create a personal account to use Academic Writer (user name: optional e-mail address, and a password).

Access Academic Writer via the library's website/Databases a-z. If you are working off campus, you are required to first log in with your SU account. After that you can create your personal Academic Writer account via Welcome/Log in/Create an account.

If you have questions regarding the content, send an email to the APA support team.


If you prefer to write with LaTeX, you can use Overleaf which is an online LaTeX/Rich Text editor for collaborative scientific writing and publishing. Stockholm University offers Overleaf Pro+ accounts free of charge to all students, faculty, and staff.

Some of the features of Overleaf include:

  • Online collaboration in Rich Text or LaTeX editing. Easily switch between either mode.
  • Real-time collaboration in your browser for sharing and editing projects with authorized users. You can remove collaborators at any time.
  • Real-time preview of projects to review your document while editing and writing - type on the left and see your finished document on the right.
  • Integrated, streamlined publishing allows you to publish immediately and directly to the journal of your choice with an integrated submission system to dozens of publishing partners.

How to use Overleaf

If you're new to Overleaf and LaTeX, help is available via a free introductory course and a short tutorial video.