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Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper: Acknowledgements

The purpose of this guide is to provide advice on how to develop and organize a research paper in the social sciences.

Sources Consulted

A tremendous number of books, journal and trade magazine articles, and open access and for-profit web sites are available that offer advice about how to write a college-level research paper. In particular, the web sites linked below were consulted while developing this guide. To facilitate further access to information about writing papers and completing related assignments in your social sciences coursework, refer to these links, or, consult the resources cited in the individual text boxes that were used when the content was written or revised.

Note that I encourage other library professionals to use or adapt the contents of my guide for their own research guides or for educators at any level to modify this guide to help their own students write better papers or manage course assignments more effectively. Requests to use the contents of this guide or suggestions for additional bibliographic sources, editorial corrections, or feedback about ways to improve the guide are welcomed and can be sent directly to the author [].

Academic Skills Program, University of Canberra

Department of Psychology Writing Center, University of Washington

Political Science/Law, Societies, and Justice/Jackson School of International Studies Writing Center, University of Washington

"How to Write a Paper in Scientific Journal Style and Format." Greg Anderson, Department of Biology, Bates College

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, Dartmouth College

The OWL (Online Writing Lab). Purdue University.

The Reading/Writing Center, Hunter College.

The Waldin Writing Center, Waldin University.

Web Center for Social Research Methods, Cornell University Office for Rsearch on Evaluation

Writing@CSU. Colorado State University.

The Writing Center. University of Kansas.

The Writing Center. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

The Writing Center. University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Writing Guide, Department of English, George Mason University.

Writing at the University of Toronto.

Writing Tutorial Services, Indiana University