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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

There are a tremendous number of books, journal and trade magazine articles, and commercial and non-commercial web sites 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 the the links below, or, consult the resources cited within individual text boxes at the time they were written or updated. Permission to use the contents of this guide or suggestions for additional bibliographic sources, editorial corrections, or feedback concerning ways to improve the guide are welcomed and can be sent directly to the author at

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