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Introduction to Research: Humanities and Social Sciences

Selected Resources on Writing Research Papers

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Writing tips, Citation Style Guides and resources and advice on a range of different types of writing, from business to the social sciences. .

Advice on Academic Writing (University of Toronto)

The Writer's Handbook (UW-Madison Writing Center)

Writing Support (University of Toronto)

Specific Types of Writing (University of Toronto)
Book reviews, article critiques, literature reviews, academic proposals, abstracts, comparative essays, ...

Writing a Research Paper in the Humanities (Yale Center for Teaching and Learning)

The Research Essay: A Briefing for Students
LB2369 .R62 1985t
A simplified and concise guide to the research process including: selecting a topic; collecting information; essay structure; techniques for creating a draft paper; and examples of quoting sources, preparing endnotes, and making a bibliography.
Fit to Print: the Canadian Student's Guide to Essay Writing
LB2369 .B83 2013 (Stauffer and Education)
Making Sense : a Student's Guide to Research and Writing
LB2369 .N67 2012
Making Sense : a Student's Guide to Research and Writing : Social Sciences
REF H91 .N67 2018
Writing Essays: A Short Guide (published by the Queen's English department)
REF PE1471 .N67 1987t
Writing in the Social Sciences : A Guide for Term Papers and Book Reviews
PE1479.S62 M85 2015
The Essential Guide to Doing your Research Project
Q180.55.M4 O55 2014 (Douglas and Education)
How to Complete a Successful Research Project
LB1047.3 .M44 2014

Documenting Resources

The following works focus also on how to format and document a research paper:
Documenting sources in the Disciplines (OWL Purdue Writing Lab)
Chicago Manual of Style
REF Z253 .U69 2017 (also online)
Includes detailed examples of all elements of style from punctuation, preparing tables, footnotes, and bibliographies, to design and typography.
A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
REF LB2369 .T8 2018
Standard guide for student writers which covers parts of the paper; abbreviations and numbers; spelling and punctuation; quotations; tables; illustrations; how to cite sources of all types; and sample layouts.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
REF LB2369 .M52 2021 (also online)
This handbook on selecting and researching a topic; note taking; and writing footnotes and bibliographies. 
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
REF BF76.7 .P83 2020 (also other locations)
Chapters discuss the content and organization of a manuscript, writing style, the American Psychological Association style, proofreading, and examples of citing references.