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IR 210, International Relations: Introductory Analysis: Additional Guides to Research and Writing

This course guide provides guidance on how to complete Analytical Exercise #1 in Dr. Lamy's IR 210 class.

Additional Research Guides on Writing

The following guides can also help you develop and organize quality research papers in international relations and related courses:

  • Citation Guide -- a brief guide to citation rules with links to other sources for identifying or creating the proper way to cite materials you have used in developing your research papers.
  • Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery -- maybe not for IR210, but eventually, you will come across a source while searching for information that the USC Libraries does not own or have access to. This guide describes a free service where you can request books, journal articles, research reports, government documents, audio-visual resources, and other materials not owned or otherwise unavailable from USC.
  • Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper -- provides a comprehensive overview on how to write a college-level research paper in the social and behavioral sciences as well as offers advice about how to manage specific types of assignments.
  • RefWorks -- RefWorks is a Web-based citation manager similar to EndNote. As you conduct literature reviews for papers, this system will be an effective way to store and manage the sources you find.
  • Statistics and Data -- a guide to sources of numeric information in the social sciences available through the USC Libraries and on the Internet. International Relations doesn't just rely on text-based sources of information but scholars also use data and statistics to analyze research problems.