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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 referred to when specific content was written or revised.

NOTE: I strongly encourage other librarians, secondary school teachers, college and university faculty, and other educators to use or modify the contents of this guide for their own purposes. Requests to use this guide should be sent directly to the author [labaree@usc.edu]. In addition, please feel free to contact the author if you have any recommendations for additional bibliographic sources, suggestions for editorial changes, corrections of typos/grammatical errors, or other recommendations to improve the content of this guide.

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